Oktoberfest, one of the most beloved events on the Big Canoe events calendar, is getting reimagined this year.
Yes, there will be beer, Bavarian bites, and the unmistakable sounds of the accordion when Oktoberfest returns to the Village Core from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. But this time out, the gathering has been reconfigured to help participants avoid lines and more easily access the fun. Improved signage and the use of wristbands are designed to also improve the Oktoberfest experience.
Among the numerous features at 2022 Oktoberfest:
three designated areas for beer, wine and refreshments
a biergarten for guests 21 and older
a German food buffet
the Oktoberfest marketplace
a petting zoo
The Great Tiny Pumpkin Dash
the Christmas Haus
the Pine Needles Quilt Guild “50 Quilts for 50 Years” Quilt Show
Big Canoe Car Club on Playfield Park
Alex Meixner Band, the Grammy-nominated musician and producer, will serve up his energizing take on German music. Street performers and a DJ will add to the festivities.
This year, attendees will be able to charge to their lots most food and beverages items with menu or beverage tickets widely available at the event. Simply fill out the menu ticket and give it to the cashier. Credit cards and cash are also accepted.
Pre-sale tickets, which go on sale on Monday, Sept. 19, include a beverage of choice. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and will be available at all amenities. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for kids. Tickets are non-refundable.
Parking will be available in the Playfield parking lot and at the Wellness Center.
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