FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2010
Durango, Color., September 2010 – San Juan Citizens Alliance is proud to announce its 7th Annual Oktoberfest... a 2-day Fundraising Festival in downtown Durango on Saturday and Sunday, September 25th and 26th. After a year away from downtown, Oktoberfest will be back on Main Avenue, AND offer an authentic German Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning at 9:30am. One of the event organizer, Carol Clark, said that being on Main Avenue is a great place to be, and helps local businesses.
“We enjoyed trying a new location for Oktoberfest last year,” said Ms Clark. “But found that holding it on Main Avenue is much better for everyone, especially the businesses, and we want to help bring as much awareness to local businesses as possible. Plus it’s the 200th anniversary of the original Oktoberfest in Germany, and in its honor, we would like to make this year more spectacular than ever.”
Oktoberfest continues to grow every year attracting thousands of attendees, who are encouraged to ride their bikes to the festival, and help with decreasing waste by using the recycling stations, composting waste receptacles, and leaving no trace.
Oktoberfest 2010 kicks off Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.; festival goers can enjoy authentic German brats from Sunnyside Meats, local handcrafted beers, and a variety of other foods (wood-fire pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, and more). There will be lots of activities for you and your family including great music from; Alte Kamaraden, In a Day, Alpiners, Paper Bird, Mingo Fishtrap, Robby Overfield, Lawn Chair Kings, and Nostros. The Pub Crawl is no longer a part of the Festival but people will be able to see Mingo Fishtrap at The Abby Saturday evening at 9pm (tickets are $15).
Sunday morning starts with the Pancake Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. downtown on Main Avenue in the same location as the Festival, then the Festival will resume at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at Marie’s Book Shop, Nature’s Oasis, and at the Festival Saturday and Sunday morning..
All featured beer for Oktoberfest 2010 will be supplied by Carvers Brewing Company, Durango Brewing Company, Ska Brewing, and Steamworks Brewing Company. Sunnyside Meats will provide local all-natural sausages that have been smoked with Ska beer.
Oktoberfest 2010 festivities are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25th and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th.on Main Avenue. For additional information about Oktoberfest 2010, and a full list of sponsors, please contact Carol Clark at 970.759.4144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit, www.sanjuancitizens.org.
San Juan Citizens Alliance is a grass roots organization dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice in the San Juan Basin. We organize San Juan Basin residents to protect our water and air, our public lands, our rural character, and our unique quality of life while embracing the diversity or our region’s people, economy and ecology. For more information about San Juan Citizens Alliance visit www.sanjuancitizens.org.
The original Oktoberfest was held 200 years ago on October 12, 1810 to celebrate the royal wedding of Bavarian King Ludwig I to Princess Therese. They were married in a meadow called Theresienwiese with festivities following for five days filled with bratwurst, bierz, and apfelstrudel. To this day, Oktoberfest continues to be celebrated in that same meadow and all around the world.
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