Dust off your Lederhosen and steins–Munich is coming back to Lawrence!
The city of Lawrence, in partnership with Indiana On Tap, is excited to present the return of the wildly popular ‘Lagers in Lawrence’ Oktoberfest. The 2021 event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18th from 3pm – 7pm. This event will again be one of the largest and premier Oktoberfest events in all of central Indiana.
(In order to increase vendor and attendee safety due to Covid-19, the festival will 1) Increase social distance between booths, 2) Use pitchers to provide touchless pours, 3) Provide hand sanitizer and washing stations, and 4) Limit the event to less than 500 people. Masks are required when entering and exiting the event. Masks are encouraged (but not required) once inside the event if you feel you are not able to safely social distance. We will have masks available for purchase at the entry if needed.
In the unlikely event the festival is cancelled, ticket buyers will received an immediate and full refund. *By purchasing a ticket and attending the event, you and your guests agree to incur any potential health risks and will not hold Indiana On Tap or the city of Lawrence liable for any future illnesses.
This German-themed Oktoberfest event will take place at the city’s outdoor Civic Plaza in the heart of Lawrence and will feature 25+ Indiana breweries, wineries & distilleries. Attendees will be allowed UNLIMITED POURS of more than 100+ craft beverages. The event will feature all styles of beer in addition to the popular Lager styles. And not to worry, there will be plenty of pretzels.
In addition to featuring one of Indy’s best DJ’s who will be playing all of your favorite dance hits on stage, we’re ALSO excited to feature the Liederkranz Brass Band–a 15-piece authentic Munich Oktoberfest-style German band who will also be performing from 4pm – 6pm!
For you food lovers, get excited! We’ll be featuring several great food vendors!
Games, raffles and more will again play part in the afternoon’s entertainment as well. The event will also feature several classical German dance routines from the Fort Wayne Tanzer Dance Group. It’s spectacular to see–you don’t want to miss it.
BRING YOUR OWN BEER STEIN! While tasting cups will be provided to all attendees upon entry, we encourage all attendees to bring their favorite stein or beer mug to the event for larger samples.
The event will also play host to a “Masskrugstemmen” (stein-holding) competition for the crowd to enjoy. A select number of event attendees will be allowed to compete in this unique Bavarian feat of strength and endurance competition where contestants must hold a 1-liter stein of beer out in front of them (at shoulder level) for as long as they can. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners.
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