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Oktoberfest is back at Deer Park Irish Pub

The Deer Park Irish Pub will transition from green beer and shamrocks and to polka dances and German lager Oktoberfest beers when they host their second-annual family-friendly Oktoberfest on Friday, October 5 (7:00pm to 10:00pm) and Saturday, October 6 (noon to 11:00pm).

Friday’s event features Jay Fox and The Jammin’ Germans, the Tanzer Children’s Dance Troupe performing a collection of traditional German dances, as well as a silent and live auction featuring Uncle Heindrich. Guests are asked to bring canned food items, with all auction

proceeds going to Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry.

“The Deer Park Irish Pub family is committed to providing nutritional food for the hungry in the food desert areas of Ft. Wayne. We are challenging the community to help us meet our goal by bringing canned foods and raising money via our auction at Oktoberfest”, said Deer Park Irish Pub owner, Tony Henry.

Saturday afternoon brings together a children’s pretzel-toss and encore performances by the Tanzer Children’s Dance Troupe and Jay Fox and The Jammin’ Germans. Later in the evening, Yuengling–America’s oldest brewery–will host a Stein-hoisting contest, followed by an adult

pretzel-toss contest.

The event will have a $5 cover charge and will include a Deer Park signature 0.5 liter beer stein. Children under 18 will be admitted for free. Bratwurst, hot dogs and German potato salad will be available. Parking will be free at USF, located directly across the street from the bar.

A schedule of events is below:

Friday, October 5

7:00 p.m. Tents open

Jay Fox and The Jammin’ Germans

8:00 p.m. The Tanzer Children’s Dance Troupe

8:30 p.m. Jay Fox and The Jammin’ Germans

10:00 p.m. Live auction, featuring Uncle Heindrich

Saturday, October 6

12:00 p.m. Tents open

Children’s pretzel-toss contest, featuring Judge Scheibeneberger

5:00 p.m. The Tanzer Children’s Dance Troupe

6:00 p.m. Jay Fox and The Jammin’ Germans

7:00 p.m. The Tanzer Children’s Dance Troupe

8:00 p.m. Yuengling Stein-hoisting contest

9:00 p.m. Adult pretzel-toss contest, featuring Judge Scheibenberger

9:30 p.m. Jay Fox and The Jammin’ Germans

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