Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship

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

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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 10/10/2021 at 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, and gift cards to breweries and venues from across the state!

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 and bars 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 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 9th. The best times will be recorded on the leaderboard and the competitors with the overall top times will be invited back to compete in the Final Championship Round.

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 so they best 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
Spranklesofest.png Sprankle's Market Octoberfest190 Horne Ave Saxonburg, PA. 16056September 11, 2021, time TBD - Featuring special guest appearance by 4-time World's Strongest Man Champion Brian Shaw!
Yergey Brewing518 Bank Street Emmaus, PA 18049September 25-26, 2021, time TBD, During Yergfest 2021
Bonn Place Brewing310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015Date TBD, Time TBD
Funk Brewing Emmaus19 South 6th Street Emmaus, PA 18049Date TBD, Time TBD
Funk Brewing Elizabethtown28 S Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022Date TBD, Time TBD
Wallenpaupack BrewingWallenpaupack Brewing Company73 Welwood Avenue Hawley, PA 18428September 26, 2021, Time TBD
Seven Sirens Brewing327 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18105October 2nd, 2021 at 4:00pm
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