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Brauhaus Schmitz 5th Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday - September 21, 2013 @ 12:00PM
/ Ends: Saturday - September 21, 2013 @ 08:00PM
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Official 5th Annual Oktoberfest Block Party will start on September 21st at 12pm and end at 8pm. The 700 block of South Street will be closed to traffic allowing us to erect a 200 foot long tent with seating for approximately 700. This year we will also have a stage area set up near 8th street. The Heimatklange band will once again entertain with live Oompah music. Other activities throughout the day will be the tapping of a ceremonial keg, the Championship round of our Liter Lift Competition, as well as facepainting, schnapps tasting, approximately 2000 pounds of Sausage and Pork, and copious amounts of German beer. Brauhaus has added some new and exciting events the week before and after their street festival as well as an addition of another Oktoberfest festival at Wursthaus Schmitz in the Reading Terminal Market.
Owner Doug Hager and Chef Jeremy Nolen are preparing for their biggest year to date “”It amazes me how much this event has exploded over the past 4 years! It started out with a little 50 seat beer garden on the sidewalk to this monster event that attracts thousands of people. We have made some changes in the layout that should allow for more space for everyone but expanding this event is becoming a very serious consideration. This truly has become one of the best Oktoberfest events in the area” says Hager.
“This year will be our biggest Oktoberfest yet. In terms of food, last year we cooked almost one ton and this year I think we can break that. It’s crazy to think that we will have more than a ton of pork sold in one day! Our hashtag #aporkalypse is definitely appropriate this year.”, says Chef Nolen.
All events are free admission and pay as you go! For more information on the official Oktoberfest Block party, as well as the pre and post party events for the whole week, check out the official event website below -
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