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.
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.
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!
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!
|Penn Brewery||800 Vinial St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212||August 19th, 2021 at 7:00pm|
|1787 Brewing Company||43 South 4th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526||September 9th, 2021 at 7:00pm|
|Sprankle's Market Octoberfest||190 Horne Ave Saxonburg, PA. 16056||September 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 Brewing||201 N. Main Ln, Lehighton, PA 18235||September 18, 2021, time TBD|
|Funk Brewing Emmaus||19 South 6th Street Emmaus, PA 18049||September 18th, 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Funk Brewing Elizabethtown||28 S Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022||September 19th, 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Yergey Brewing||518 Bank Street Emmaus, PA 18049||September 25th, time TBD, During Yergfest 2021|
|Wallenpaupack Brewing Company||73 Welwood Avenue Hawley, PA 18428||September 26th, 2021 at 2:00pm|
|Seven Sirens Brewing||327 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18105||October 2nd, 2021 at 4:00pm|
|Bonn Place Brewing||310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015||October 3rd, 2021 - time TBD|
|Yorktoberfest||Reid Menzer Skate Park Pavilion, 941 Vander Ave, York, PA 17403||October 9th, 2021 at 2:00pm|