Soulard’s Oktoberfest is over, but Urban chestnut brewing company gives you a second chance this weekend if you missed the festivities.
From 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., the tenth edition Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Oktoberfest – but for the first time the festival will take place at Grove & Bierhall Brewery (4465 Manchester Avenue). The festival is free.
No Oktoberfest would be complete without beer and there will be plenty of it at Bierhall. Urban Chestnut’s award-winning O-Katz Oktoberfest Lager, Schnickelfritz Bavarian Weissbier and Zwickel Bavarian Lager are available in sixteen ounce and one liter servings.
The music will span two stages, with a full range of genres including pop, polka, rock and more. Performers include Brasshaufen, So Grand Polka Band, the Bobby Ford Band, Apex Shrine, and the School of Rock All Stars.
There is also the stein outfit competition which takes place on Saturdays at Bierhall Terrace. Other activities include garden games and a pet-friendly leash station, courtesy of BarK. Pet treats will be provided by Purina in case your four-legged friends want a snack. If you’re hungry, however, tons of German food awaits: kids, foot-long Polish sausages, pretzels, pulled pork, and cheese spaetzle are all available for purchase.
Food, commemorative mugs and beer can only be purchased in cash, and ATMs will be available on site. Consult the festival map on urbanchestnut.com/events.
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