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Asheville Oktoberfest tickets on sale August 1

The Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 11 from 1pm to 6pm on Coxe Avenue on downtown Asheville’s south slope. Advance tickets are $30 through August 31 and are available at ashevilledowntown.org. Tickets increase to $35 on September 1 and $40 on October 1. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 1 at noon at ashevilledowntown.org.

Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, we encourage you to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those eight and up must have a child ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $15.

“We moved Oktoberfest to the South Slope last year and it worked out great,” noted Ben Colvin, Oktoberfest committee chair. “This location offers us so much more room to invite more breweries, host more games and increase attendance.”

Back for the 6th year is internationally renowned “oompah” band, The Stratton Mountain Boys. Their happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music are sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of “Prost!”

Following a parade down Coxe Avenue, the ceremonial tapping of the keg will officially open the festivities. All 10 local breweries from last year’s event are returning including Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Oktoberfest will also feature traditional German lagers from Spaten-Franziskaner and Chateau Ste. Michelle will be sampling several wines from their line.

New this year, local hard cider maker, Noble Cider, joins Oktoberfest. Hand-crafted from local apples, Noble Cider is the first commercial hard cidery in western North Carolina. Also new this year, Twin Leaf Brewery and Appalachian Mountain Brewery. Twin Leaf opened just this year on the South Slope and Appalachian Mountain hails from up the road in Boone, NC. More breweries may be added.

The popular Oktoberfest Games are back as well pitting brewery against brewery with favorites like the stein race, pretzel toss, stein hoist and keg-rolling contest.

Oktoberfest sponsors include: The Brite Agency, Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Noble Cider, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Twin Leaf Brewery, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Rock 104.9, 105.9 The Mountain, 97.7 The Brew, 98.1 The River, Asheville Scene, WNC magazine, Go Mini’s and Asheville Color & Imaging.

Visit ashevilledowntown.org for more information and to purchase tickets..

More: htttp://www.ashevilledowntown.org

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Submitted by: MeghanRogers
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