Oktoberfest Saturday benefits local organizations

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Reno South Rotary Club will host its fourth annual Oktoberfest celebration, offering beer, wine, Bavarian food, live music and a silent auction. The event will take place Saturday, September 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wolf Run Golf Course in south Reno.

Proceeds made will go to supporting the club’s various charitable programs such as, Achievement Beyond Obstacles, High Sierra Industries, C*A*R*E* Chest of the Sierra, Veteran’s Guest House, and additional local parks and youth programs.

At this year’s Oktoberfest event, regional breweries will offer unlimited tastings of seasonal brews and lager to attendees. Announced breweries include Drakes Brewing Co., Mammoth Brewing Company, Great Basin Brewing Co., IMBIB Custom Brews, Pigeon Head Brewery, Stoneyhead Brewing Co., Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., and The Brewers Cabinet.

Wolf Run will present an unlimited food buffet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring bratwursts and beerwurst from the Flochini Family Provisions company. Bavarian beer breads, pretzels, and other German specialties will also be provided for tasting. Live oompah music and contests will entertain the crowd throughout the afternoon and evening.

“The Reno South Rotary Club is very proud of our success and we are excited to see our Oktoberfest continue to grow and improve,” said Oktoberfest Event Chair Adrienne Thomle. “Our group is committed to creating a terrific community fall event celebrating outstanding local beers and food while building support and awareness for local programs. This year's event will be even bigger and better.”

Last year’s Oktoberfest event brought more than 250 attendees from the community and raised more than $13,000 for the club’s charitable causes. Proceeds come from ticket sales, a 50/50 raffle, sponsorships, donations and silent auction items.

General admission tickets can be purchased in advance by September 1 for $50 per ticket; after September 1, all tickets will be $75 per ticket. Ticket prices include all food and drinks, as well as a commemorative Oktoberfest tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased directly through South Reno Rotary members or by contacting Kyle Whaley at (775) 741-8025 or email at kyle.whaley@plumasbank.com.