Chamber readies for Oktoberfest
VISALIA – Most beer connoisseurs know they have to go all the way to Germany to get a true taste of the world renowned Oktoberfest. But that can be expensive, timely and all together inconvenient for the busybodies of Visalia. So instead the Visalia Chamber of Commerce is giving Visalians a small taste of the beloved brew fest on Sept. 29. And they are wasting no time gathering sponsors and selling tickets.
As of now the Chamber is offering $500, $300, and $150 sponsorships. The Gold $500 sponsors gets two exhibit spaces, 4 tickes and sponsor recognition or they can get 10 tickets and sponsor recognition. The $300 Silver sponsorship gives one exhibit space, two tickets and sponsor recognition or five tickets and sponsor recognition while members get $150 exhibit space with two tickets and non-members get the same but for $300.
Those interested in sponsoring the event can call the Visalia Chamber of Commerce at 559-734-5876 or email them for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply go to www.visaliachamber.org/oktoberfest and follow the links.
General admission tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. Tickets are $40 if they are bought in advance and are $50 if they are purchased the day of.
Over the last few years numbers have grown at Oktoberfest in the early parts of the fall season. And for most it is a nice night out, starting at 5:30 and going till 9:30 with some live music in the open fields of Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch off of Mooney Boulevard. There is more than enough brews to imbibe, cheers to be shared but also food to eat. A lesser known part of Oktoberfest the food brought to the event. Vendors are not simply the beer brewing type, they also offer different types of delectable eats that pair well with that fresh tasting IPA or the lasting taste of a well crafted stout.
In any case, Oktoberfest in Visalia has been a treat to many over the last few years, and its fanfare seems to be on the rise. So don’t hesitate to buy tickets early or sign up for a sponsorship.