Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Germans are Coming! Oktoberfest in Salem to benefit Salem YMCA

On Saturday, September 17th from 5 – 10 pm , Munich comes to town at SALEM OKTOBERFEST , a benefit for the Salem YMCA, at Old Town Hall in Derby Square.

Enjoy a German beer hall with live performances by Salem favorites Clay Ventre & The Bond Girls, The Dejas, Richard the Accordian Player and from Boston, The Riffnicks and Mighty Tiny.  Prizes will be awarded for best German outfit as well as other contests and fun games taking place on stage.

Guests will sample craft beer from Notch American Session Beer, Narragansett, Salem Beerworks, Blue Hills Brewing, 21st Amendment, Penn Brewing, Uinta Brewing, Konig Brewing as well as mead from local producer Isaak’s of Salem.

Traditional German fare, as well as some American classics will be available for plates between $1 and $5 from Café Polonia, The Lobster Shanty, Polonus, The Upper Crust as well as sampling of seasonal desserts from Rita’s Ice. 

Mari Matt, the new Director for the Salem YMCA is “thrilled to have this event happening in support of the Y.”   “It is a great opportunity to enjoy a great night in Salem and help support our commitment to the community through providing Y services to all of its residents.”

Tickets are $20 and include a German hat and kazoo (to the first 300 guests) a tasting glass, beer sampling and entertainment.  Tickets are available at Pamplemousse (185 Essex St) Café Polonia (118 Washington St) Salem Cycle (72 Washington St) and also at the door.  This is a 21+ event.

Salem Oktoberfest is sponsored by Pamplemousse, Café Polonia and Eastern Bank. For more information, please call 978-745-2900.

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