Keep the tradition alive and learn how to make cabbage rolls and pigtails with the pros! There are huge volumes to prepare for this year’s Oktoberfest-the more hands the quicker it will go!

Pigtail: Sept. 10, 11, 12 at the Alpine Club

Cabbage Rolls: Sept. 20, 21, 22 at Alpine Club

Shifts: 8 am – 12 pm, 12 pm – 4 pm, & 4 pm – 8 pm

Contact our head chef extraordinaire, Margit Fritsch, for more information or to sign up:

Snacks and tunes provided!


Transylvania Haus will be partnering with Oktoberfest Haus @LOT 42 for the 2018 festival! As previous “Best in Festin” award winners and the 2017 winner of Best Customer Service and Most Authentic German Food, Transylvania Haus will be bringing their same old friendly German hospitality to Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest’s newest festhalle!

FOR TICKETS: Visit the K-W Oktoberfest Store and find “Transylvania Haus” OR click the link below! 

Holly Jolly Hansie Awards – Transylvania Haus Takes Home 2 Awards

Congratulations to our very own Transylvania Haus for winning Most Authentic German Food AND Best Customer Service Award! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Transylvania Haus this year and to all of you who voted for us – without you, we wouldn’t have a festhalle! See you next year! Prost.

Margit Fritsch (Chef, Transylvania Haus) John Dienesch (Oktoberfest Chair, Transylvania Haus), Lori Crouse (Oktoberfest Vice-Chair, Transylvania Haus) and Volunteer Coordinator), Margo Jones (President 2016-2017, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest ), Reinhardt Schmidt (President, Transylvania Club)


Ron Schatz, Rob Kauntz, Margo Jones (President 2016-2017, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest), Tyler Rich and Mike Schatz

Congratulations to the Seven Castles (Ron Schatz, Tyler Rich, Mike Schatz, and Rob Kauntz) who also received the Fester’s Choice – Best Band Audience Participation Award! They can be heard nightly at Hubertushaus.

Transylvania Haus bull donations of $3750 = 11,250 meals!

Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who rode the bull in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region! This year we raised $3750 in donations which translates into 11,250 meals for our community! This is the highest number of donations to date!  Thank you to K-W Oktoberfest for their support and all of YOU for continued support of the Transylvania Haus at the Stampede Corral!

Transylvania Haus Food Bank Donations

Transylvania Club President, Reinhard Schmidt, Transylvania Haus Kitchen Manager and Head Cook, Margit Fritsch, and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest President, Margo Jones, present this year’s donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ruth Friendship-Keller.

Interested in getting involved or donating yourself?

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region helps feed struggling members of our community who would other be without! You can make a financial donation online here, volunteer, or donate food items!

Most Needed Food Items
  • Canned Meat & Fish
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Soup
  • Tomato Sauces
  • Canned Stews & Chili
  • Canned Fruit
  • Dried Beans
  • Beans in Sauce
  • Rice
  • Hot Cereals

Visit for more information.

2017 Oktoberfest Parade

Transylvania Club 2017 Oktoberfest Parade Information

View the information below or click to download our 2017 Oktoberfest Parade Infomation PDF.


The parade participants will be lining up on Frederick Street from Weber to Edna.

Please arrive by 7:30 am. There is a Tim Hortons located at Lancaster and Frederick.

All marchers in Tracht will be given a $5 food voucher to use at Family Day at the Alpine Club following the parade.

Parking Information for Parade Watchers