Folked Up in the Falls

OCT 13th: Oktoberfest with an East Falls spin. At historic Castle Ringstetten, upriver clubhouse of Undine Barge Club (U of P rowing). 

Now in our 3rd year, bigger and badder this year with MINKA, Philly’s #1 Dance Band (!!) plus local djs keep the grooves going between sets.

On-site German fare from multiple stations: giant hot dogs, brats and huge fresh-baked pretzels from costumed vendors! New vegetarian options, too. Communal long tables under tents or bring your own chairs/blankets to picnic on the grass.

Family-friendly games and prizes. PLUS: the return of the Feats of Strength competition, where grown ups hoist steins for free beer, swag, and bragging rights.

Featuring Billy Murphy’s Beer Garden with Victory craft brews. MINKA brings high-energy dance music in the spirit of Prince, Talking Heads, and LCD Soundsystem.

THIS IS A FUNDRAISER! Proceeds from EF’toberfest benefit Carve 4 Cancer and support free local press for NW Philly. We’re also wrapping up the purchase of a local functional art installation for Ridge Avenue where East Falls meets Allegheny West (a little love between neighbors).  Tickets on sale now, and include a commemorative cup.

**Get Folked Up!  Come in German/Bavarian costume for a free beer!** 

Follow the Facebook event page for full schedule, including finalized menu and directions/parking info.

Volunteers needed! Email to get on the list – lend a hand for free admission, food, beer… swag.

Local businesses: sponsorship is fun and painless. Lots of cheap ways to get your name in The Local, with reach from East Falls into Germantown (plus our 7,000+ followers are the coolest cats in the neighborhood!). Email or call 215-498-8874 for more information.

Saturday October 13
4pm – 9pm
$10 (includes souvenir cup) BUY TIX HERE (also available at the door but we can’t guarantee a cup)

VIP access inside Castle Ringstetten — including use of indoor bathrooms — available on a first-come-first-served basis for an additional cover fee on the day of the event. Castle Ringstetten is a rare example of the famous Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, and a time capsule of antique furniture, decor, and local rowing memorabilia going back more than 100 years. 

PS: Did we mention MINKA?!

Read more about Philly’s highly personable and distinctive dance phenomenon on PhiladelphiaWeekly and Oh yeah and read our exclusive Q&A with bandleader “Dick” Rubin.

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