Das Best Oktoberfest is returning to NYC for the second year in a row! Das Best Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 22 at La Venue and The Tunnel in West Chelsea at 608 West 28th St. (between 11th & 28th). Adults ages 21 and over are invited to experience an amazing fun-filled day of music, contests, food, and suds! And we’re giving away two pairs of tickets!
If you live in the New York area, you can get the chance to go for free, compliments of The Campus Socialite. We’ll be giving away two sets of two (2) tickets on our Facebook fanpage at 1 PM EST, tomorrow October 12, 2011. Check back on our wall tomorrow, before the contest begins, for more details on the giveaway.
Over 150 international and craft beers, plus wines and schnapps are available to ticket holders who will receive a sampling glass upon arrival for an all-you-care-to-taste sampling. It’s das best day of beer sippin’, sausage tastin’, music listenin’, lederhosen wearin’ on this side of the Atlantic! Hot sauces, beer accessories, and even an outdoor cigar area will be available for all guests. Tickets cost $65 in advance and $80 at the door, and you can get them here.
The best German-inspired foods available in New York City will be in abundance and offered ala carte from several vendors from sausages to side dishes while guests enjoy foot stomping live music from authentic oompah and polka bands. What’s an Oktoberfest without a few competitions? Enter the Best Beer Belly in NYC competition and take a shot at winning $100 and bragging rights or, the Miss Oktoberfest contest where one lucky fraulein will also win $100. Dress in authentic German garb for a FREE lanyard! And the individual wearing the most creative designed pretzel necklace just might win a Heavy Seas Gift Basket and $100.
There are two sessions to choose from, so make your choice wisely: Session One is from Noon to 4:00 p.m. (Last call at 3:45 p.m.), and Session Two is from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Last call at 9:15 p.m.). Or if you’re a true socialite, you can go with the Grand Oompah Tasting Session (Limited to 100 people). Tickets are $150, valid from Noon-9:30 p.m. (both sessions), and includes admission, souvenir tasting mug, lanyard, Oktoberfest hat, T-shirt, unlimited sampling of beer, wine, and schnapps, plus a special German Tasting Seminar hosted by Festival Founder, Greg Nivens, special guests plus the Oompah girls and guys. Tasting session includes authentic German Oktoberfest foods, sausages, chicken, pickle platters, pretzels, and much more. Menu will include over 100 specialty beers and 4 different schnapps.