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White Street Oktoberfest


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White Street Oktoberfest


October 7th, 2017

12:00pm-6:00pm • Downtown Wake Forest

A Free Festival for Everyone!

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Why an Oktoberfest in downtown Wake Forest?


It’s fun! This Bavarian festival enjoys a reputation as an engaging, energetic community event. It’s the perfect authentic experience for our historic downtown.

Why an Oktoberfest in downtown Wake Forest?


It’s fun! This Bavarian festival enjoys a reputation as an engaging, energetic community event. It’s the perfect authentic experience for our historic downtown.

What started as a small town festival grew to become the world’s largest celebration of tradition and community.

Originating in 1810, the first Oktoberfest was a wedding reception for Bavaria’s Crown Prince and Princess. Against tradition, the couple invited Munich’s common people to the festivities and forty thousand people showed up for the celebration. Imagine trying to fit that crowd on White Street!

An authentic Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment district of downtown provides entertainment, a unique cultural experience and a celebration of values honoring tradition and small town community.

Continuing the high standards for festivals set by the Friday Night on White concert series, White Street Brewing Company promises a quality event, responsibly run that provides the family-friendly atmosphere expected by the leaders and citizens of Wake Forest. 

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Authentic Beer.


Authentic Beer.


In addition to the Gold Medal Kölsch, White Street Brewing Co. will be crafting 5 additional authentic German-style beers specifically for the Oktoberfest.

Kölsch

White Street’s Gold Award winning Kölsch is going to lay the foundation of the authentic German line-up of beers. Originating in Cologne, the Kölsch is a light, crisp, and very clean ale.

 

Altbier

The hometown beer of Cologne’s sister city Düsseldorf, the Altbier is nutty, toasted, and crisp. This slightly bitter German ale seems like it’s perfectly suited to Autumn weather but the brewers in Düsseldorf would argue that you should drink it all year long.

 

Märzen

This amber lager has become almost synonymous with Oktoberfest - so much so that it is often named after the festival. The beer possesses a smooth caramel flavor and a lightly fruity finish. Märzen means March, the month that this beer is generally brewed in. The long, slow fermentation of the lager yeast results in an extremely approachable brew.

Pilsen

The perfect German beer to pair with Fall days and giant pretzels. These traditional lagers generally have a very smooth body with a lighter flavor profile with a Noble hop aroma.

 

Schwarzbier

German for “Black Beer,” this dark brew is actually deceptively light-bodied. A slight roasted barley flavor dominates most of this traditional Bavarian brew with hints of coffee and chocolate on the end. The low percentage of alcohol allows you to enjoy the rich flavor all day long.

 

Berliner weiss

Tart, citrusy, and bright! This German kettle soured ale has been a Bier Garten favorite for generations. The perfect beer to wash down some bratwurst and sauerkraut (of which there will be plenty!).

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Authentic Food.


Authentic Food.


At a true Oktoberfest, the food is as important as the beer and lederhosen!

Along with great beers, authentic German cuisine is one of the cornerstones of any great Oktoberfest.  White Street Oktoberfest will fill festivalgoers’ senses with German culinary delights. We are celebrating Germany's most iconic fest food with entire Brat Garten. We're talking foods like Bratwurst, Leberwurst, Schweinbraten, Sauerkraut, Spaetzle, Potato Salad, Pretzels, the works.

Ample seating will allow families and friends a place to sit, relax and enjoy all of the authentic beers and food choices available.

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Authentic Fun.


Authentic Fun.


Just as many things to see and do as there are to eat and drink.

 
 
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The tapping of the firkin at 12:00pm:

Signifies the start of the Oktoberfest. Bets are traditionally taken on how many swings it will take to tap the cask!

Live music throughout the day on the main stage:

You can’t help but dance to the beat of the polka and oompah tunes in the air.

There is plenty of dancing to be had in the town square in front of the stage:

Don’t hold back. Twirl and let those braids fly!

You have to have the chicken dance:

An Oktoberfest staple and one of the greatest traditions.

The stein hoisting competition:

The true test of whether you can hold your beer-1 liter to be exact! The rules are simple: last one holding their glass wins.

Costume contest:

Come in your finest lederhosen and dirndl, the best-dressed male/female get named Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese for the day.

Gingerbread heart necklaces:

Get them customized to remember the day, unless you eat it immediately, of course.

The pretzel toss:

Couples show off their doughy accuracy by tossing a soft pretzel onto their partner’s small dowel. 

Barrel rolling contest:

Can you roll an oak barrel down the road and back the fastest? Harder than it sounds…

Holey Boards:

It’s like a cross between corn hole and washers.  Simple, frustrating, and addictive!

 
 
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More Info.


More Info.


There's A Lot more Info to come as we Plan the day!

Keep Checking here and connect with us on Social Media for the latest Updates.

 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the White Street Oktoberfest check out our Sponsorship Packet or contact the Marketing Manager to learn how you can be a part of this incredible event.

We need volunteers! If you can help us put on this high-quality event, please contact us or simply sign up here.