Atwater Brewery in Grand Rapids is getting ready to host its first Oktoberfest.
The nascent taproom (it celebrates its one year anniversary in Grand Rapids in October) announced it would take part in the traditional German festival, hosting its own version of Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. at 201 Michigan St. NW.
Atwater said attendees can expect “true Oktoberfest festivities” with German-style food, German-style beers, and live music. They can also compete in shuffleboard and the traditional Oktoberfest “mug holding contests.” The winners will receive gift cards and Atwater swag.
The first 25 people to attend the festival will get a free mug club membership for a year.
Atwater said this is a “rain-or-shine event” with tented outdoor areas. No advance ticket purchases are necessary, but attendees will be asked to show identification at the door. Attendees must be 21+.
Atwater has hosted an Oktoberfest event for the past 20 years at its Detroit location.
*Photo courtesy of Atwater Brewery