Oktoberfest coming Downtown

Oktoberfest is about six weeks away from coming Downtown to Riverside Drive.

The two-day celebration Oct. 4 and 5 benefits Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Mid-South. Admission will be free with a donation of $5 or a gently used child’s coat or comparable canned goods for the Mid-South Food Bank.

According to a press release about the event:

“From 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, beer lovers can enjoy a sampling of 60 domestic, imported and craft beers in the Biergarten, presented by the Beale Street Merchant’s Association. Tickets for the brew tasting are sold separately and can be purchased now at BluffCityOktoberfest.org.

“Friday and Saturday, the bluff will be full of sweet, smoky BBQ aromas and at 4 p.m. on Saturday you can join our judges as they present $10,000 in cash and prizes to our Cue Champion. Also on Saturday, the kids get into the action with a Kids Cue contest with grill-lighting help from the Memphis Fire Department. And there will be plenty for the kids at Oktoberfest – face painting, a bounce house, rides, a rock climbing wall and more. The live music stage in Mississippi River Park will feature Bluegrass and Newgrass, with a full line-up coming after Labor Day.”

Follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/BluffCityOktoberfest and on Twitter (@BC_Oktoberfest).

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