Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]) is the world’s largest beer festival, held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.
In honor of this very important fall tradition, Sedona holds its very own Oktoberfest, hosted by Red Rock Rotary, this year on October 21, 2017 at Posse Grounds Park from 4-9pm.
Live music will accompany the festival and this year will feature Polka Katzen from 4-6pm and Naughty Bits from 6-8pm.
The list of brewers is a great representation of local beer talent from Northern Arizona…
Oak Creek Brewing Co.
Mother Bunch Brewing Company
Historic Brewing Company
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Lumberyard Brewing Co
Mother Road Brewing Co
Wren House Brewing Co
The Grand Canyon Brewing Company
If you go, we suggest buying your tickets in advance. Single tickets are $10 if bought in advance, and get you into the event where you’ll purchase beer & bites on site. Since it’s the only day that Lederhosen and Dirndls are fully accepted, we suggest you dress the part…and if you do, be sure to post a photo on social media and tag Orchards Inn!
In an effort to keep everyone safe and having fun, a free shuttle has been commissioned. Sedona Magic Trolley will run 2 separate shuttles from the event to hotels with a stop at Orchards Inn. So now you really don’t have an excuse not to join in the fun!
If you need one more reason to join in the fun, Oktoberfest will support many local causes and will benefit the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks and their efforts within the community. This club offers two Red Rock High School Seniors $1,000 scholarships, supports the West Sedona School Summer Reading program, Teacher of the Year program, prior program providing dentistry for qualifying needy children, pro-bono dentistry for needy campers at Rainbow Acres, and they were instrumental in raising the funds needed to open the Sedona Splash Park – opened in July 2014.