Monday, August 17, 2009

Clayton OKTOBERFEST - October 16-17


Get out your lederhosen and green felt hats and “Lass uns Deutsch werden!” That’s “let’s get German” in celebration of the first Clayton Oktoberfest scheduled for October 16-17 in downtown Clayton. The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is organizing this event.

The parking lots behind the Avent-Permenter Group and Hometowne Realty will be transformed with the aromas and tastes of Germany, including bratwurst and frankfurters, sauerkraut, pretzels, and other foods with a Bavarian flair. Of course, German beers and wines will be offered along with domestic favorites and soft drinks. To add to the authenticity, the Foothills Oom-Pah Band will perform Friday and Saturday evenings.

Hours will be Friday from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
This will be a ticketed event and the price of admission will get you into the event along with a commemorative stein and a ticket for your first beer. There will also be special prices for designated drivers and youngsters.

Plans include the food, beverages, music, and even some inflatable children’s games to keep the younger set interested. DDA member Jeme Avent said, “We really envision this as a family-type event to experience different foods and music.”

CDDA President, Ed Knight, said, “We are seeking volunteers to help with a variety of tasks in two to four hour shifts.”

Downtown will be hopping that weekend, with the Clayton Visual Arts “Art ala Carte House Walk and Art Tour” and two performances by bluegrass star Ricky Scaggs at The Clayton Center.

For more information and updates about Clayton Oktoberfest visit or email bnaegelen@townofclaytonnc.org or call (919) 553-1545.

6 comments:

Annette said...

Didn't anyone mention the fact yet that the real Oktoberfest in Munich has just started last weekend,that is to say in September instead of in October?

Bruce said...

Well, of course. But we prefered to not steal Munich's thunder and so waited until October!

Annette said...

Hi Bruce,that makes sense ;)
If you need any helpful advice on "how to get German" please do not hesitate to ask,I'm a German and while not from Bavaria I do know my sauerkraut,frankfurters and bretzels :)

Bruce said...

Hope you will join us! :)

Annette said...

Hope so to! Or in German"
Ich hoffe auch!

the Grays said...

Admission does NOT include a stein or beer ticket! $5 to get in and $4 for every beer or wine. $8 for a bratwurst. The oompa band is good, though.