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Fremont Oktoberfest begins today

By master · September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Looks like clouds are clearing just in time for our three-day ode to fall: Fremont Oktoberfest, which begins at 5 p.m. and continues through Sunday.


Phinney Ave. N. and N. 35th St. will be the place to go to sample 80 microbrews and 11 German beers, the most the event has ever had on tap.

A $20 ticket will get you inside, a souvenir tasting mug, and five tasting tokens. Advance ticket holders also get to cut in line ahead of people purchasing at the gate where prices will be $5 more. You can’t buy advance tickets online anymore, but you can go to one of these ticket sellers and save some dough.

But Oktoberfest isn’t just for beer drinkers.

The Petco Oktoberfest Village contains an area for pets to stand by their owners in a beer garden, or become a supermodel in the CityDog Magazine Cover Model Contest. Owners will also run in Sunday’s Brew HA-HA 5K.

This is also the location of the kids area, where they can play with arts and crafts, race and decorate zucchini, do their own tasting of (root) beer floats and soda, and pumpkin bowl and carve — but not with a chainsaw.

That is left to the pros.

Of course, one of the main attractions is the Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest, Saturday and Sunday at 1! We can’t wait to see what happens.

Finally, the Miss Buxom contest is tonight. And yes, we’ll take pictures.

All contestants must be dressed up in funky, fun German attire and register at The Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden between 5pm and 6:30pm on Friday, September 24, 2010. Each contestant must answer a question and the audience will be the judge to decide who is this year’s Miss Buxom.

The crowned winner of Miss Buxom will receive $100 in cash plus a Fremont Oktoberfest prize pack with a sweatshirt, tasting tokens and more! Two runners up will each receive $50 in cash.

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