Cary, NC — For the first time ever, Triangle Oktoberfest is coming to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre this weekend, October 3-4, 2015. This family-friendly fundraiser will feature a live German band, a kids zone, tradition Bavarian food and fare, college football and authentic German beer.
The Triangle Oktoberfest is hosted by two local rotary clubs – Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor – to raise money for Alzheimer’s NC and several other organizations.
We talked to the event’s organizer, Randy Bosse, to learn more.
Beer, Food, Contests & More
This year’s Oktoberfest will feature entertainment, a variety of German foods, a beer garden, a football-viewing tent with TVs, beer-judging competitions and more. There will be live music and dancing from the Little German Band throughout both days of the festival.
Oktoberfest contests will include costume contests, stein hoists, Hammerschlagen (nail-driving competitions), beer obstacle courses and more. There will be 10 different kids of authentic German beer along with more than 20 other choices, many from local breweries.
Although adults can enjoy the multitude of beer and hilarious contests at the festival, the Triangle Oktoberfest is known for being the most family-friendly Oktoberfest in the region. A kids zone will keep children busy with inflatables, wiener dog races, dancing, music and an arcade.
You can find the complete schedule for the two-day event online.
October 3-4, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)
Ticket prices range from $15-30. Buy tickets online or call 1-800-514-3849.
- Saturday tickets – $20 for 16 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 15, free for 5 and under
- Sunday tickets – $15 for 16 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 15, free for 5 and under
- Two-day tickets for 16 and up are available for $30
- Beer Judge tickets (for unlimited beer sampling) are available for $45
- Discounts available for seniors as well as active and retired military
Story from staff reports. Photo from Triangle Oktoberfest.
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