Oktoberfest set to bustle into Kent
September 29, 2013 by Mark
Oktoberfest is celebrated in many countries around the world and some of the biggest celebrations are held in the United States. Nowhere is this more the case than in Kent, which boasts two such festivals next month.
The first event, the West Hill Kent Oktoberfest, will raise funds for Kent Youth and Family Services and the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County. It will feature beer, wine, soft drinks, and German food sold by vendors, with bratwurst sure to be among the delicacies. Music is to be provided by the Kilmany Scottish Band and the Mark Lewis Trio, among others. Children’s activities are also planned, including a pumpkin patch.
The 3rd annual Oktoberfest is taking place later in the month and is presented by Kent Sunrise Rotary. Funds raised will benefit returning veterans and at-risk youth. It will also feature German foods, beer, and wine, entertainment from Manuela Horn, a silent auction and vendors. Sponsorships are available from $150 to $5,000, and sponsors are allowed to display a banner at the event with their company name and logo.
The West Hill Kent Oktoberfest is taking place at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church from October 4-5. Admission is $8 for adults, which includes one beverage, and $4 for children, which includes food and a drink. Call 253-854-9912 for more information.
As for the Kent Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest, this is being held at the Red Barn on October 12 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25, which includes a beverage. To find out more, visit the Kent Sunrise Rotary website.