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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?!