Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship

We are honored to be partnering with ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) and Sam Adams to bring you the 2022 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our partnership with ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) to bring Steinholding back 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 9th, 2022 at 4:30pm at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA! The Sam Adams Oktoberfest will be flowing, and the winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2022 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Champions and will each receive a $500 cash 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 ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest State Championship Finals. 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 at ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest in one of their preliminary round competitions! Competitors who post the best times at the Spielplatz gaming area during the first weekend of Oktoberfest from September 30th - October 2nd will be invited to move on to compete in the ArtsQuest's local semi-finals on October 2nd, and the winner there will move on to the State Championship Finals.

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 last long in the Championship Round!

Alright, I'm in. 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 and fall 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
Funk Brewing Elizabethtown28 S Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022September 9th, 2022 at 6:30pm
Sprankle's Market Octoberfest190 Horne Ave Saxonburg, PA. 16056September 10, 2022, Qualifying Heats throughout the day:
Men's Qual. Heats: 12:50, 1:10, 2:10, and 2:30pm
Women's Qual. Heats: 1:00, 1:20, 2:20, and 2:40pm
Men's Semi-finals: 3:30pm and 3:50pm
Women's Semi-finals: 3:40pm and 4:00pm
Men's Finals: 4:50pm
Women's Finals: 5:00pm
East Branch Brewing Co.202 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335September 17th, 2022 at 3:00pm
Groove Brewing1344 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18509September 17th, 2022, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Cobblehaus Brewing Co.1021 5th Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108September 17th, 2022, time TBD
Wallenpaupack BrewingWallenpaupack Brewing Company73 Welwood Avenue Hawley, PA 18428September 18th, 2022 at 2:00pm
Axemann Brewery Oktoberfest with Big Spring Spirits2042 Axemann Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823September 19th, 2022 at 7:00pm
Tussey Mountain Oktoberfest301 Bear Meadows Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827September 23rd, 2022 at 7:00pm
Allusion Brewing Co. / Vandergrift Oktoberfest143 Grant Ave, Vandergrift, PA 15690 September 24, 2022- Women's Competitions: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm; Men's Comps: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm - the top 3 men and women will take home prizes!
Moss Mill Brewing Co.109 Pike Cir, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006September 24th, 2022, time TBD
Yergey Brewing235 Main St, Emmaus, PA 18049September 25th, 2022 at 1:00pm during Yergfest 2022
Half Barrel Brewing201 N. Main Ln, Lehighton, PA 18235October 1st, 2022, time TBD
Shy Bear Brewing35 Meadowbrook Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044October 1st, 2022 at 12:00pm
Wolf Brewing Co.100 Legacy Park Drive, Suite 400, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055October 1st, 2022 at 2:00pm
Seven Sirens Brewing327 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18105October 2nd, 2022 at 2:00pm
Downriver Brewing Co.564 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360Date / Time TBD
Bonn Place Brewing310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015Date / Time TBD

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