Farmers Market District to host Oklahoma City's first German-style craft beer festival
Anthem Brewing Co., Ogletoberfest beer and the OKC Farmers Market District will launch Oklahoma City's first German-style craft beer festival on Saturday.
OKCtoberfest will feature more than 30 different craft brews, including many German-style beers. The event will feature food trucks and live music from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Patrick Lively, brewmaster and president of Anthem Brewing, said that while Tulsa and Choctaw have long hosted Oktoberfest-style festivals, Anthem saw the need for an annual event in the Farmers Market District.
"In Oklahoma City proper, we really don't have anything quite like that so we saw a need," Lively said. "It's going to be a place where people can enjoy the nice fall weather and have some good beer."
There will be seven food trucks at the event including The Loaded Bowl, Blue Donkey Cafe, Midway Deli, Mutt's, Pinky's Rolling Fresh, St. Paddy Cakes and Murphy's Cookshack.
A portion of the proceeds benefits The OKC Farmers Market District. The burgeoning entertainment district hopes to use the proceeds to purchase wayfinding signs and more marketing to promote the area.
Jody McAnally, managing member of the company that owns the Farmers Public Market and the Delmar Gardens food truck park in the Farmers Market District, said she hopes the area will become a destination for foodies with more events like OKCtoberfest.
"It's kind of been a sleepy little enclave, but its started out as a food hub," McAnally said. "We'd like to bring that back and have it be a destination."
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Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. OKCtoberfest patrons must be 21 and older to enter. For more information, visit www.OKCtoberfest.net or call (405) 633-0405.