German Food, German Beer, Sonoma County Style
Santa Rosa Veteran's Memorial Building
September 17, 2016 - 1-5PM
Sonoma County Style!
September 17th, 2016. 1 – 5pm
Oktoberfest, celebrated annually in Munich, Germany, is the world’s largest festivals of its kind. This year, the spirited celebration will be translated into a spectacular Sonoma County beer festival in September.
Your $50 festival package includes a litre (33.8oz) of your favorite German beer, keepsake commemorative stein and a traditional German dinner to help soak things up. Proceeds go toward helping local underprivileged youth!
Local breweries including Carneros Brewing Company, Stone Brewing, Sonoma Spring Brewery, Anchor Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch, Ace Cider, and Firestone Walker Brewery are ready to pour while you enjoy live Polka Music by Big Lou the Accordion Princess and the Polka Casserole Band. Come dressed for best costume contest prizes as well as thematic competitions.
We’re delivering the true Oktoberfest experience where you get a big old plate of Bratwurst, Pretzels, Strudel, Soups and Sides. These German Style dishes are prepared largely from local suppliers and ingredients. Patrons will have 2 options to choose from:
- Caggiano Bratwurst in a hoagie roll (as showcased at Battle of the Brews), side salad with a strudel dessert
- Cheddar Soup in a Bread Bowl and a pretzel (vegetarian) with a strudel dessert
Big Lou Accordion Princess and the Polka Casserole Band
Big Lou's Casserole is always the life of the party. Polkas, waltzes, cha-chas, tangos, western swing, you name 'em, we play 'em (unless you name disco, in which case, shame on you.) The band has been together for more than ten years. They play family fairs, polka festivals, nightclubs, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, music festivals, beer festivals and Oktoberfests. Based in San Francisco, they have played as far afield as Milwaukee, Pittsburg and New York City. The band always entertains.
- Best Costume (Male and Female) - Winners Get a VIP Brewery Tour from North Bay Brewery Tours
- Stein Holding
- Cornhole etc.