PARA FOUNDATION HOSTING SECOND TUSKALOOSA OKTOBERFEST

PARA FOUNDATION HOSTING SECOND TUSKALOOSA OKTOBERFEST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  – The PARA Foundation and 3o1 Bistro will host the second annual Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest on October 5 at noon-6 p.m. located at 3o1 Bistro, 301 Greensboro Avenue in Central Downtown.

The Bavarian style festival is a fundraiser to benefit the Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground to be built in Sokol Park. According to organizers, “The playground will be a focal point and asset to our community while providing opportunity for people of all ages and all abilities to play together.”

The Presenting Sponsor is Mercedes Benz U.S. International and new activities this year will be a Kids Zone and German style good will games. Returning activities include the Buffalo Rock Pepsi stage featuring Oompah-Calypse, an Oktoberfest band and a second authentic Americana band.

A Dachshund Dash and costume contest will benefit the Metro Animal Shelter. Attendees are encouraged to bring their Dachshund or Dachshund-mix to participate, otherwise dogs are not allowed. Organizers request advance Dachshund registration to allow for all pets to be accommodated by visiting http://www.metroanimalshelter.org/dachshunddash.

The popular stein hoist competition will return accompanied by a Bavarian style costume competition. Prizes will be awarded in each competition.

A tented Biergarten with traditional long tables, chicken dance and selfie station will add to the Bavarian style fun. Booths featuring local artists selling their wares will be an additional feature of the event.

Popularity for the event has grown and sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Mercedes Benz U.S. International, Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports, Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Bryant Bank, Powell Petroleum, Young Tuscaloosa, Eat My Beats, Jalapeno’s, JNJ Apparel, and Tuscaloosa Farmers Co-Op. Organizing sponsors include the PARA Foundation, 301 Bistro and Metro Animal Shelter.

Tickets are available in advance by visiting http://www.tcpara.org/Oktoberfest. Ticket prices in advance are $10 general admission and $5 young adult. Tickets at the gate will be $15 general admission and $7 young adult. Children, ages 12 and under and accompanied by a ticketed adult, are admitted free. Authentic German wine and beer, sausages, pretzels and more 3o1 fare will be available for purchase.

The event will benefit the Tuscaloosa All-inclusive Playground to be built in Sokol Park. According to PARA Foundation officials, “This will be the coolest, most unique playground around. Unique in that children with disabilities and typical children can play together and cool in its design and features.” For more information about the All-Inclusive Playground, please visit http://www.tcpara.org/donate.

The PARA Foundation, 3o1 Bistro, MBUSI and event sponsors encourage everyone to come out and be a part of the second annual Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest to benefit the Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground.  Prost!