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Posted: July 17, 2012 Masskrugstemmen Event to be Held at the International Fall Festival

The event originated in Germany and Masskrugstemmen in English can be translated into “beer-stein holding.” This Bavarian tradition/sport is very popular Europe and is gaining momentum in the U.S. where a National Champion is crowned each year in New York’s Central Park during the month of October. The event is done by holding a liter of beer (in our case root beer or cream soda) in a large mug extended out in front of you in one arm parallel to the ground. It is held there until the arm is no longer parallel to the ground or until any of the beer is spilled, both will get you disqualified and out of the competition. The winner is the person whose arm is outstretched the longest. Sound easy? The mug filled weighs about 5 pounds and most first-timers last only a few minutes. The world record is 19 minutes.


Rules and Regulations

  • You must be able to hold “Masskrug” (a 1-liter stein filled with root beer or cream soda) with one arm stretched out in front of you parallel to the ground.
  • Your free hand may not be used to support your other arm.
  • No touching any other contestant.
  • Once you spill any liquid, or move your arm so it is not parallel to the ground, you will be disqualified.
  • The winner is the person with their arm extended out the longest.

If you are interested in participating in the Masskrugstemmen event contact Tyler Romasco at

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