Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship

We are honored to be partnering with ArtsQuest and the Bethlehem SteelStacks Oktoberfest to bring you the 2021 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our partnership with the ArtsQuest SteelStacks Oktoberfest to bring Steinholding to PA's Lehigh Valley and we're going big with a Steinholding tournament series that spans the great state of Pennsylvania and culminates with the State Championship Finals on October 10, 2021 at 3:00pm at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA! The winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2021 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Champions and will each receive a $500 cash-money prize!

There are a limited number of spots available for the finals and you'll need to compete at one of our Qualifying Venue partner locations (listed below) to qualify for the finals and get your shot at the big prizes.

How do I qualify for the Finals? Great question! There are two ways:

1. We're partnering with breweries, bars, and festivals across our home state of Pennsylvania to host preliminary qualifying rounds at these venues. Each location will be sending the winner of their men's competition and women's competition to represent them at the SteelStacks Championship Round. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite PA venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!


2. You can compete every hour, on the hour, at the SteelStacks Oktoberfest during festival hours (aside from the opening and closing hour) on October 1 - 3, 2021. The winners of each heat will be invited back on Sunday October 3rd for the local finals and the winners of that event will move on to compete in the Final Championship Round on October 10th 2021 for the title of State Champion.

What are the rules?

U.S. Steinholding Association Official Steinholding Rules will be used. There will be a team of official USSA judges at the finals, so study up on the rules and spend some time training to make sure your form is clean, or you won't make it far in the Championship Round!

Alright, I'm in. So where can I compete?!

Check out the initial competition map and venue list below. Don't see your favorite venue listed? Reach out to them and tell them that you DEMAND STEINHOLDING and they need to sign up! We'll be announcing more locations throughout the summer so check back and follow us on FB and IG for updates. Remember- these venues will have limited spaces available for their qualifying rounds, so show up early and register in advance with the venue if you can!

VenueAddressCompetition Date
Penn Brewery800 Vinial St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212August 19th, 2021 at 7:00pm
1787 Brewing Company43 South 4th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526September 9th, 2021 at 7:00pm
Sprankle's Market Octoberfest190 Horne Ave Saxonburg, PA. 16056September 11, 2021, Qualifying Heats throughout the day with the final round at 7:00pm - Featuring special guest appearance by 4-time World's Strongest Man Champion Brian Shaw!
Half Barrel Brewing201 N. Main Ln, Lehighton, PA 18235September 18, 2021, time TBD
Funk Brewing Emmaus19 South 6th Street Emmaus, PA 18049September 18th, 2021 at 5:00pm
Funk Brewing Elizabethtown28 S Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022September 19th, 2021 at 1:00pm
Yergey Brewing518 Bank Street Emmaus, PA 18049September 25th, time TBD, During Yergfest 2021
Wallenpaupack BrewingWallenpaupack Brewing Company73 Welwood Avenue Hawley, PA 18428September 26th, 2021 at 2:00pm
Seven Sirens Brewing327 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18105October 2nd, 2021 at 4:00pm
Bonn Place Brewing310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015October 3rd, 2021 at 3:00pm
YorktoberfestReid Menzer Skate Park Pavilion, 941 Vander Ave, York, PA 17403October 9th, 2021 at 2:00pm
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