Ready to get FUNKY?
Mark your calendars for the FUNKIEST festival in Central Louisiana. The 3rd Annual Funktoberfest will be held on October 14, 2017. This non-profit festival showcases craft beer samples from professional micro-breweries, a home brewers competition with sampling and incredible live music featuring local musicians along with regional headliners.
Funktoberfest is proudly brought to you again by a group of amazing sponsors, enthusiasts of craft beer, music and the arts. We collectively share the desire to give back to the community in which we live.
Funtoberfest VIPs get in at 2 p.m. avoiding lines for limited supply brews and General Admission will begin at 3pm. Attendees vote with their dollars for the “People’s Choice” award during the Homebrewer competition. Money raised will benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation. The homebrews will be judged by each homebrewer and a “Top Brewer” will be awarded.
The first two Funktoberfests were LEGENDARY. The non-profit event has raised over $25,000 for TIPITINA'S INSTRUMENTS A' COMIN PROGRAM. Every penny stayed right here in OUR community. The recipients of last year’s gift was Alexandria Middle Magnet School and was utilized to put much needed musical instruments into their band program.
Our local school music programs are counting on you to attend the most Funktabulous Party! You know we have a good time RAIN or SHINE! This year is going to be bigger and better with many new enhancements to the overall experience. Don't miss out on a VIP experience like no other.
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. FUNKTOBERFEST IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT.
2:00PM - VIP ADMISSION BEER TASTING & LIVE MUSIC BEGINS
3:00PM - GENERAL ADMISSION BEER TASTING BEGINS
6:00PM - HOMEBREWER AWARDS
10:00PM - FESTIVAL CLOSE
I don't have a question, but I do have a FUNKY-Awesome idea!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a family friendly event but you must be 21 or older to sample. ID's WILL BE CHECKED. Don't leave it at home.
What is the difference in a VIP Admission and General Admission?
VIP Admission - $75
VIP Experience: Sponsored by Cleco + Outfitted by Stache Vintage Rentals & Jocelyn Tudor
Don't miss the party inside the party at this year's Funktoberfest! We are creating an eclectic lounge environment with vintage ambiance for all our VIP's to hangout.
Taste Exclusive Offerings in VIP only
• VIP-Only Signature Cocktails provided by Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits and an Award Winning BBQ spread from "The Cowboy Chef" Brodie Paul included in the VIP ticket price
• Private Air Conditioned Restrooms
• LSU Game on Giant Screen
• Fun Games & Activities
Collectors Tasting Glass
Prime Viewing Area for ALL Bands
Exclusive Funktoberfest VIP Kick Off 2nd Line Dance Party
VIP early entrance at 2 p.m.
Complimentary beer sampling until 6 p.m.
Please note that this year we won’t have reserved tables, but instead are creating a VIP lounge experience for our guests. It is recommended that you bring lawn chairs if you would like to sit outside the VIP area.
General Admission - $35
• Doors open at 3 p.m.
• Complimentary beer sampling until 6 p.m.
• Live music until 10 p.m.
It is recommended that you bring lawn chairs or a blanket for sitting outside on festival grounds
Designated Driver - $15
No alcoholic beverages will be served but you can enjoy all Funktoberfest has to offer
What's this year's music line up?
The 2016 music line up included: George Porter Jr & The Runnin' Pardners, The Hip Abduction, Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives, Eric Johanson, Tim Turner Band, and The Cenla Brass Band.
Is there food available?
Yes! Some of Cenla's favorites like Mi Tierra, Good People Kitchen, & Bayou Dogs with more to come..
I don't like beer but my friends do, what can I drink?
No worries, Jack's Drinks will be onsite pouring your favorite frozen drinks, cocktails and other libations. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
CAN BRING...a lawn chair, a hat, sunscreen or maybe a poncho... either way it will be a FUNKY GOOD TIME!
CAN'T BRING...Please, no outside food or drink.
What about parking?
Parking will be limited near the event, and Spirits Food & Friends parking lot will be barricaded and only available to staff, vendors, and artists. We recommend carpooling, riding bikes, or public transportation. Please be respectful of area businesses and our neighbors in the garden district when chosing a parking spot.
What if it rains?
Funktoberfest is a rain or shine event. Drinking awesome craft beer and listening to great music for a great cause is a great idea!
This sounds like a cool event and I'd like to help, can I volunteer?
Absolutly, like us on Facebook and sign up for email updates for more info.
I bought a ticket, when will I receive my wristband?
A photo ID and your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband the day of Funktoberfest at the check in station in front of Spirits Food & Friends on Texas Ave. Check in opens at 1pm. Gates at 2pm for VIP. 3pm for GA.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?