By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 16, 2021 at 3:02 PM

Oktoberfest celebrations are mostly back – as you can see from this year's guide – but with the Delta variant flying around, many folks are still a little leery of getting dirndl to dirndl.

Those folks might want to enter to win one of Leinenkugel's Boxtoberfest stay-at-home do-it-yourself Oktoberfest kits that will help you create the Okto-vibe in your own backyard biergarten.

The kit comes with:

  •     Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest (via prepaid card)
  •     Leinenkugel’s OktoBEERhat
  •     Leinenkugel’s socks
  •     Leiniekugel’s Lederhosen Koozie
  •     Leiniekugel’s Dimple Mug
  •     Oktoberfest decorations
  •     Pretzel scented candle

To enter to win before Sept. 24, Wisconsinites 21 and over should reply to the tweet embedded below and explain (or show) how they're getting into the Oktoberfest spirit.

Fifty lucky folks will get a Boxtoberfest kit and one extremely lucky winner will have their box delivered by a three-piece polka band!

The complete contest rules are here.

Ein prosit!

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.