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5 reasons to bring the family to the Concordia Oktoberfest (2014)

October 7, 2014

We’re less than a week out from the annual Concordia Oktoberfest – and we’re going out on a limb to predict that this might be the best yet! It’s sad to think that there are a lot of people who still haven’t experienced our version of this classic event… so if you fall into that category, come change that this Saturday!

Oktoberfest half pg flierWithout further adieu, here are our top five reasons you should come to the Concordia Oktoberfest this Saturday, Oct. 11 from 4-8 p.m. at the Concordia at Cabot campus (Click here for Google Maps directions). If you have another reason to add, leave it in the comments section below!

1. FREE admission – It’s true, admission is free. And so is parking. And so is the entertainment. And so are all the kids activities. And so is the hayride. And so is food for kids (with vouchers we provide at the door). Seriously, guys – a family of four can spend hours at this event, with everyone getting something to eat, and be out less than $20!

2. All of the kids activities – Pumpkin decorating, balloon artist, bouncey castle, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, games, face painting… that about covers it. Oh wait, hay rides, Zambelli fireworks, guess the weight of the pumpkin, treat bags… Ok, you get the picture.

3. The HOMEMADE German food – Concordia has a deep-seated German heritage that goes back to the 1880s, so you better believe we’re not buying ready-made sauerbraten! We can’t even say that one of the dinners is the “house specialty,” because all of the entrees and sides are authentic. Did we mention we have both indoor and covered outdoor seating? Or that a full dinner with an entrée, two sides, a dessert and a drink is only $7?! If you’re over 21 and a fan of Sam Adams Octoberfest beer, we have you covered there as well. We can’t say we made that in-house, though.

4. The shopping – Huh? Shopping at an Oktoberfest? Get this: We have three local Lutheran churches (Faith Lutheran Church in Butler, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville and John Huss Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arnold) and PALS setting up tables to sell homemade baked goods, homemade noodles and more. On the second floor, we have a large rummage sale – but the sale only lasts until 6 p.m., so get here on time to get first dibs!

5. The band and the fireworks – You’ve probably never seen a Zambelli fireworks show so close… trust us, it’s an experience! Fireworks are at 7:45 behind the Lund Care Center next door (we have shuttles to get you anywhere you need to go on campus). And the music, as has been the case for the last several years, comes from the famous Continental Dukes German Band. We even have a PA system outside so you can still hear the music while grabbing a Bavarian pretzel and beer!

We hope to see you Saturday – if you have any questions or want more info, call Concordia Public Relations at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266 or message us through the Contact form here on the website.

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