Oktoberfest brings Bavaria to the Okanagan

For just one evening, the beer halls of Bavaria will be transplanted into the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre next weekend.

Traditional music

Traditional music

For just one evening, the beer halls of Bavaria will be transplanted into the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre next weekend.

Organizers of Penticton’s Oktoberfest are hoping to match the success of their inaugural 2010 festival with a party that honours the traditions, atmosphere and abundant food and drinks of the famous German festival.

Traditional oompah music from live performers, traditional dancing from the Penticton German Club combine with favourite foods like schnitzel, sauerkraut and apple strudel to satisfy all the senses.

And beer, of course. The $25 ticket price includes a 15 oz. keepsake beer mug, and your first fill up of your favourite brew, from vendors like the Cannery Brewing Co. or the Anker Brewery of Nördlingen, Bavaria. Tokens can be purchased for refills of your stein.

Oktoberfest starts at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 and runs until midnight. Organizers are once again offering shuttle service after the event to your favourite local downtown hot spot.

Proceeds from the event are kept in the community to help support many local charities.

Tickets are available at the South Okanagan Event Centre Box Office and online at www.valleyfirsttix.com. For more information, visit www.pentictonoktoberfest.ca.