BATAVIA – A stein hoisting competition will test biceps at four venues Sept. 29 and 30 before the next stage of the contest takes place during Oktoberfest on Oct. 6 and 7 in downtown Batavia.
People can qualify for the local Samuel Adams events by testing their prowess from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at River’s Edge, from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at Bulldog’s Cellar and Gammon Coach House, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Pal Joey’s, and from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 at Wilson Street Tavern. The national finals will be Oct. 27 in Boston, picking a female and a male winner. The grand prize is a trip for two to Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year Gala.
To learn more about the contest and the Batavia MainStreet festival unfolding on North River Street with authentic German food, music, entertainment and beer, visit downtownbatavia.com or call 630-761-3528.