Oktoberfest Comes to New Bern

Oktoberfest 2018The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club invites the community to its Eighth Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, September 29th at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

A delicious traditional German meal, catered by the Chelsea Restaurant, will be served from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and the fun continues for the whole family until 10 p.m.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the award winning Harbour Towne Fest Band, a full size Oktoberfest ensemble. Attendees also will have the opportunity to compete for bragging rights and a prize, in the traditional Oktoberfest “Masskrugstemmen,” a contest of strength and determination, for a modest entry fee.

Tickets are $20/advance, $25/day of event, Kid’s Meal for 5 & under Free; Ages 6-12/$5. Tickets include traditional style German fare and beverage.  A variety of Beers, wine, pretzels & desserts will be available for purchase. Proof of age is required to purchase & consume beer and wine.

Oktoberfest proceeds support the Club’s “Kicks for Kids” school shoe program, providing for the purchase of over 300 pairs of shoes for elementary school children in Craven County. Each year, school counselors identify those youth most in need and provide transportation to Coastal Sole where they can pick out a properly fitted pair of shoes. Rotary recognized the critical need of some children lacking basic shoes. This program goes a long way towards building self-esteem, especially for kids bullied or made fun of just because they don’t have proper footwear.

Premier sponsors for this year’s event include WRNS, BOB 93.3, The River 92.2 & 101.1 FM, WITN, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (also providing a *BOSCH dishwasher raffled at the event) and ENC Media Group. Additional sponsors are listed at newbernrotary.org. Advance tickets and BOSCH dishwasher tickets may be purchased at Mitchell Hardware downtown New Bern or Coastal Sole on Trent Blvd.

The Club invites all those interested in learning more about Rotary to join them for breakfast at Famous Restaurant, 2210 Neuse Blvd. every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

For details call Joni Bass at 626-6087 or Eileen Bress at 665-4091.

Submitted by: Joni Bass, New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club