Black Rock Riverside Oktoberfest
Saturday 30th Sep, 2017

Black Rock and Riverside neighborhoods
Buffalo, NY
Time: 3:00pm
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Ten historic taverns will be featuring free music along with food and drink specials on Saturday, September 30th, beginning at 3 PM during the 2017 Oktoberfest. Participating venues include Artisan Kitchen and Bath, Amvets Medallion Post 13, Barry’s Grill, Casey’s Tavern, Croation Club, Hot Mama’s Canteen, Military Tavern, The Phoenix Restaurant, Rohall’s Corner, Sportsmen’s Tavern, Ukranian-American Civic Center, and The Unknown Club. Additional clubs and venues participating this year include Nye Park Tavern, Dapper Goose, The Pierce Arrow Burger Bar and Burning Bison.

Festivities kick off at Artisan Kitchens & Baths at Appliance Associates, 200 Amherst Street. The Genesee Valley Band will hit the stage at 3pm with “oompah” while Burgermeister Golombek leads a traditional Beer Tapping Ceremony at 4pm. All participating locations will offer specials on Shiner Oktoberfest and Jaegermeister, sponsors of the event which is organized by the Grant Amherst Business Association. 

Complimentary shuttle buses will run between all of the participating venues. German food and drink will be served up throughout the day. There will also be plenty of live music and dancing.

A benefit raffle will be held in memory of longtime Black Rock resident and Oktoberfest contributor David Hoock. Tickets are currently available at participating Oktoberfest venues and will be sold at the Keg Tapping Ceremony. Donated items will be raffled to support restoration efforts at St. John’s United Church of Christ, and Councilman Joe Golombek will serve as Burgermeister for the day. The 2017 Oktoberfest official sponsor is Shiner Beer.

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