SIERRA NEVADA MILLS RIVER OKTOBERFEST!
OCTOBER 15, 2016
Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest returns to North Carolina to draw out thousands of lederhosen-clad beer lovers! Join us for an evening featuring our Oktoberfest collaboration beer, a German feast, musical performances, live glassblowing demonstrations, and more. Dress your best and brush up on your chicken dancing!
WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5pm-10pm
WHAT: Celebrating with Sierra Nevada beer including the new Oktoberfest collaboration, German-inspired feast, musical performances, live glassblowing demonstrations, Chicken Dance contest, Flash Your ‘Stache competition, and more!
WHERE: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC (free shuttles from Asheville and Hendersonville or parking provided at WNC Ag Center
TICKETS: Tickets available starting Tuesday, August 30, at 10am EST online only.
$30.00 Designated Driver - includes a contemporary German meal provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom; a commemorative stein that you can use for water, lemonade or iced tea (your wristband will indicate that no beer is to be served to you); shuttle; and a pretzel ticket.
BEER: Oh what delicious brews to have! How about some of Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest collaboration festival beer? This year we worked with Mahrs Brau of Bamberg, Germany. We’ll make sure there’s plenty of other beer styles to try as well.
FOOD: Keeping with tradition, a contemporary German feast will be provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom. The feast will be available from 5-8pm, and is included with your ticket price. Full menu coming soon! Soft pretzels and cupcakes available until 10pm in exchange for a beer/pretzel ticket. (See Asheville Bike Valet info below to find out how you can get a free pretzel!)
MUSIC: Featuring The Soul Rebels
The Soul Rebels: This eight-piece brass ensemble blends traditional brass music with funk, soul, and elements of hip hop, jazz and rock to create an eclectic live show with the party-like atmosphere of a dance club.
The Klaberheads: A family tradition since the 1930’s when the family moved here from Germany, The Klaberheads have been playing and singing music the way it’s played in the tents in Munich.
Lagerhosen: Asheville’s own Lagerhosen will entertain the crowd with strolling renditions of traditional German tunes featuring trombones, trumpets, sousaphones and accordions.
LIVE GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS: Introducing Hot Glass Academy and Mobile Glassblowing Studios! They’ll be setting up a glassblowing studio at the festival for live demonstrations from local artists. Enjoy glassblowers creating works of art while you watch! Select items will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit.
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING: PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough…if you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:
1. ASHEVILLE BIKE VALET & SHUTTLE – Ride your bicycle to our bike valet at Carrier Park in West Asheville and let us shuttle you to the event. Seriously, do it! We’ll reward your efforts with a free pretzel voucher! Asheville on Bikes will be set-up at 3:00pm near the race track of Carrier Park to securely stow your bike for the evening. The shuttles to the brewery will run continuously beginning at 3:30pm until the festival finishes.
2. COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLES
FROM ASHEVILLE - Leave your bicycle or car in Asheville and let us shuttle you to the event. Seriously, do it! Asheville on Bikes will be set-up at 3:00pm near the race track of Carrier Park to securely stow your bike for the evening. The shuttles to the brewery will run continuously beginning at 3:30pm until the festival finishes. The shuttles to the brewery will run continuously beginning at 3:30pm until the festival finishes.
FROM HENDERSONVILLE – Shuttle loop taking off at 4:30pm from the Courthouse Annex Parking Lot adjacent to Fourth Avenue and Grove Street. Return trip to leave Sierra Nevada at 10pm to get you back around 10:30pm.
3. PARKING OR TAXI - Complimentary parking available at the WNC Agricultural Center located two miles from the brewery. Shuttles will be on hand to take you to the festival entrance starting at 4pm and will run until after the festival finishes. If you need to, please leave your car overnight in the parking lot and pick it up the next day. All taxi/uber/personal car pick up will be at the WNC Ag Center.
**ALL TAXI/UBER/PERSONAL CAR PICK UP WILL BE AT THE WNC AG CENTER**
**THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**
Oktoberfest tickets will be available online only, starting Tuesday, August 30, at 10am EST.
Remember, you must be 21 or older and present a valid ID to attend!
PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY!