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Gilbert announces inaugural Oktoberfest event for 2019

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PHOENIX — The town of Gilbert is getting in on the fall festivities.

Taking place at Gilbert’s Civic Center from 2 to 10 p.m., the East Valley suburb is hosting its inaugural Oktoberfest event Oct. 5, planning company HDE Agency announced in a press release.

“We are excited to kick off the autumn season with bratwurst, pretzels and refreshing Bavarian suds from Gilbert’s finest local craft breweries and restaurants,” Landon Evans, owner of HDE Agency, said in the release.

Gilbert’s Oktoberfest is filled with different things to do, including a cornhole tournament, a stein holding competition and wiener dog races. There will also be live music from local bands Ken Levine’s Funkhaus Brass Band, The Black Moods and 2 Tone Lizard Kings.

The event will feature numerous food purveyors from around the state including Eur Haus Food Truck, The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar, Doughlicious and Drive Wood Food Truck.

Some of the breweries expected to attend are 12 West Brewing, Arizona Wilderness Brewing, Desert Monk Brewing, Flying Basset Brewing, OHSO Brewery, Uncle Bears Brewery and Four Silos Brewery.

Tickets for Oktoberfest are $10 online presale and $20 the day of the event. Food and drink are not included in the price of admission. Kids 12 and under are free.

VIP tickets, which includes a beer bucket, front stage access, private restrooms and seating, are also available for $45.

A portion of the proceeds will help benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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