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 2024 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 12th, 2024 at 6:30pm (tentative time) at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA! The Sam Adams Octoberfest beer will be flowing, and the winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2024 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. First the time ever, you can also compete at as part of ArtsQuest's iconic Musikfest at Stadtplatz on Thursday, August 8th at 7:00pm, and of course at ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest in their Oktoberfest Qualifier Competition on Saturday, October 5th at 6:30pm!

What are the rules?

U.S. Steinholding Association Official Steinholding Rules will be used. There will be a team of official USSA-trained 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
Musikfest StadtplatzPayrow Plaza, 10 E Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018August 8th, 2024 at 7:00pm
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Oktoberfest73 Welwood Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428Date/Time TBD
ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest Bethlehem101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015State Championship Qualifier: October 5th, 2024, time TBD

State Championship Finals: October 12th, 2024 at 6:30pm (tentative time)
Bonn Place Brewing310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015Date/Time TBD

Want to compete or host a competition in a State Championship tournament? Check out the buttons below for more information!

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