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Oktoberfest

  • Prosit!

  • Oktoberfest fun under the tent and out in the hop field.

  • Marvel at the artistry of local glassblowers.

  • Moustache contest hopefuls show off their facial stylings.

ANNOUNCING THE 5th ANNUAL
SIERRA NEVADA OKTOBERFEST!
OCTOBER 3 AND 4, 2014 – SAVE THE DATE!

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

It’s time to dust off those lederhosen and join us for the fifth annual Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest extravaganza!

Once again we’ve lined up two days of fun-filled Oktoberfest revelry in our homegrown estate-hops field. Tickets for each day are sold separately. Musical lineup (featuring JD Limelight, Polkacide and MarchFourth Marching Band), food and beverage are identical both days, so pick whichever day works for you and come join us. Or really get into the spirit and come for both nights! PROSIT!

WHEN: October 3 and 4, 2014
WHAT: Live Music, Cold Beer, German-Inspired Food
WHERE: Sierra Nevada Hop Field

TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 AT 10:00 AM, BOTH ONLINE AND IN THE SIERRA NEVADA GIFT STORE.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PURCHASE EARLY AND PLAN AHEAD!

Ticket Options and Pricing:
$47.50 Oktoberfest Ticket - includes admission, a contemporary German dinner buffet provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom, a commemorative beer stein and 1 drink ticket (additional beer tickets are available for purchase)
$30 Designated Driver Ticket - includes admission, dinner, and a commemorative stein that you can use for water, lemonade, or iced tea (your wristband will indicate that no beer is to be served to you)

What is there to do?
1. A Fantastic Musical Line-up featuring MarchFourth!
4:00: J.D. Limelight – This sextet made up of trombone, tuba, trumpet, accordion, drums, and sax serenades the crowd with vocals in German and English.
6:00: Polkacide – California’s only hardcore Polka band electrifies the crowd with danceable polka favorites amped up as only they can.
8:00: MarchFourth Marching Band – This big band spectacular, consisting of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a drum/percussion corps, stilt-walkers, dancing girls, flag twirlers and acrobatics, will close out the evening.
2. Glass Blowing Demonstrations – There will be a glass blowing studio for live demonstrations from local artists. Enjoy glass blowers creating works of art while you watch! Select items will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the local charity, Friends of the Arts.
3. Delicious Fermented Beverages – There will be six styles of beer available on tap for you to sample from your authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest stein!
4. Traditional Feast - A contemporary German buffet dinner will be provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom. Dinner will be available from 5-8pm, and is included with your ticket price. See the FAQs for the full menu.

Oktoberfest tickets will be available online and in the Sierra Nevada Gift Store, starting Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Remember, you must be 21 or older to attend!

How to get to the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest?
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – really, we can’t stress this enough…if you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi, you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. Here are some options:
1. FREE SHUTTLE - from downtown Chico. The shuttle will run on a continuous loop from 3:30-10:00pm. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center across from Madison Bear Garden. This is the ideal option for those seeking post-Fest festivities.
2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! We don’t advocate drinking and riding your bike, though.
3. PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS – complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds, a short walk to the brewery, or you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 3:30 pm - 10 pm. If you need to, you can leave your car overnight at the fairgrounds and pick it up the next day.

**THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**

PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I buy tickets?
How many tickets can I purchase?
One beer ticket comes with admission, I have a “friend” who may want more than one beer, can I purchase additional tickets?
What is the deal with the designated driver tickets?
Will there be a chicken dance contest again?
What should I wear?
What’s this I hear about a moustache contest?
What’s for dinner?
I’m over 21, but my baby isn’t… I’ll be carrying her the whole time, is it okay to bring her anyway?
I’m having trouble with the registration system, who should I call for help?
Drat, I purchased tickets for the wrong day! Can I exchange them?
Something came up… I can’t make it, can you refund my tickets?
Oops! I’ve lost my license; will you let me in without it?
How do I get to the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest?
I don’t like beer, is there anything else to drink?
Last year my friends said they had the time of their lives, will you be offering a guarantee that I also have the time of my life this year?

 

Q. Where can I buy tickets?
A. The answer is twofold…
One – Online at http://sierranevada.ticketleap.com/sierra-nevadas-oktoberfest-2014
Two – Here at the brewery in the Sierra Nevada Gift Store
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 AT 10:00 AM. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PLAN AHEAD AND PURCHASE EARLY!


Q. How many tickets can I purchase?
A. Each purchase is limited to 10 tickets.

Q. One beer ticket comes with admission. I have a “friend” who may want more than one beer, can I purchase additional tickets?
A. No worries, we’ve got you—we mean “your friend”—covered! Additional beer tickets will be on sale for $4/beer at the event.

Q. What is the deal with the designated driver tickets?
A. The designated driver ticket costs $30, and comes with all the perks of the regular ticket, except no alcohol will be served to you. You will still get a stein, which you can use for non-alcoholic beverages. Your wrist band will identify you as a non-drinker. Additionally, this wrist band entitles you to eternal thanks from your friends, and may subject you to periodic public displays of gratitude from the Sierra Nevada staff.

Q. Will there be a chicken dance contest again?
A. Absolutely, time to start practicing! Don’t be a turkey, learn how to chicken dance here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Dance or if you’re more of a visual learner, here is an awkward instructional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UV3kRV46Zs

Q. What should I wear?
A. Traditional dress is encouraged, but not required. Lederhosen and dirndls are highly recommended!

Q. What’s this I hear about a moustache contest?
A. Directly following the Chicken Dance Contest there will be a moustache-off. No, you don’t have to take your moustache off, just come up toward the stage and show it off! The winners will take home two tickets to the 2015 Oktoberfest!

Q. What’s for dinner?
A. The Sierra Nevada Taproom is catering a contemporary German buffet dinner. Dinner will be available from 5-8pm, and is included with your ticket price. Menu coming soon.

Q. I’m over 21, but my baby isn’t… I’ll be carrying her the whole time, is it okay to bring her anyway?
A. Sorry, no one under 21 will be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are…but congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ night out?!

Q. I’m having trouble with the registration system, who should I call for help?
A. Please call the brewery at 530-893-3520 and ask for the Oktoberfest team. Someone will be available to assist you from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. We’re here to help!

Q. Drat, I purchased tickets for the wrong day! Can I exchange them?
A. Please call the brewery at 530-893-3520 and ask for the Oktoberfest team. We’ll take care of exchanging them for you!

Q. Something came up and I can’t make it. Can you refund my tickets?
A. We are happy to refund your purchase before September 26. Give us a call at 530-893-3520 and the Oktoberfest team can handle it. After September 26, we will not issue refunds. Please find a friend to go in your place. You’ve got lots of friends, someone will want your tickets!

Q. Oops! I’ve lost my license, will you let me in without it?
A. Well, we’d like to, but we can’t. Legally we have to make sure everyone inside the event is over 21. Bring your passport, or any other government issued photo ID and you’ll be good to go!

Q. How do I get to the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest?
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – really, we can’t stress this enough… if you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi, you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. Here are some options:
1. FREE SHUTTLE - from downtown Chico. The shuttle will run on a continuous loop from 3:30-10 pm. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center across from Madison Bear Garden. This is the ideal option for those seeking post-Fest festivities.
2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! We don’t advocate drinking and riding your bike, though.
3. PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS – complimentary parking available at the fairgrounds, a short walk to the brewery, or you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm. If you need to, you can leave your car overnight at the fairgrounds and pick it up the next day.
**THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**

Q. I don’t like beer, is there anything else to drink?
A. BLASPHEMY! Okay, okay, we’ll have water, iced tea and lemonade. No other alcoholic beverages will be served… it is an Oktoberfest after all.

Q. The last couple of years my friends said they had the time of their lives, will you be offering a guarantee that I also have the time of my life this year?
A. Yes. Please see Brian Grossman when you arrive at the event for his personal assurance.