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New Meetup: Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

From: Lisa
Sent on: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:45 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for West Valley Activities Group!

What: Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

When: Saturday, October 2,[masked]:45 PM

Where: Oktoberfest
Tempe Town Lake
Tempe, AZ 85280

October is almost here and that means it's Oktoberfest time! Let's go check out the Tempe Town Lake Oktoberfest party this coming weekend. Admission is free and so is the live entertainment! Several awesome bands will be performing including Furious George, Chris Parker Project, Mogollon, and The Crown Kings! What a party! Tickets for food and beverages are sold for $1 each; however, during certain periods of time, you can purchase 25 tickets for $20. Since this is in Tempe, several of us are going to carpool. Meet at my house (10309 W Georgia, Glendale) at 4:30 and we will go from there. If anyone wants to volunteer to be a designated driver, please indicate in your RSVP.

Here are all the details:

Oktoberfest is a FREE, three-day outdoor festival held at Tempe Town Lake. The event is scheduled for the first weekend in October each year. Since 1973, the Tempe festival has grown to become the largest all volunteer-produced event in the state of Arizona. The original Oktoberfest began in 1810 in Bavaria, Germany as a royal wedding and horse race. Event is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Tempe Sister City Corporation, (TSC), founded in 1971, runs this event. The non-profit organization hosts Oktoberfest to raise money for its cause. More than 2,000 volunteers dedicate their weekend to the organization and provide a unique and culturally rich festival for thousands of attendees. Tempe Sister City Corporation, (TSC), is in the business of making friends ? globally. The 501(c)(3) non-profit provides student and educator exchange programs for City of Tempe residents. Oktoberfest is the monetary lifeline that provides vital programs for Tempe residents, students and educators. Some of the things TSC does include:

?Sending high school students to Tempe sister cities
?Hosting foreign students from other sister cities in Tempe
?Sending Tempe teachers to Tempe sister cities
?Provides international education for more than 1,000 6th graders
?Provides multi-cultural programs and free field trips for children
?Provides professional exchanges
?Provides humanitarian aid efforts and fundraising for global and local aid
?Participates in cultural and historical preservation for the City of Tempe

As for parking, there are 10,000 parking spaces in downtown Tempe. The best place to park is on Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy Drive. This is the most convenient Oktoberfest parking and is available for $10.00 with access to a FREE shuttle. See Oktoberfest Tempe Town Lake website for more information.

Here are more Festival tips:

1. Remember where you parked (Don?t laugh, you?ll thank us later).
2. Take public transportation. Try Metro Light Rail!
3. Pets, reptiles and creatures must stay at home, except for service animals.
4. If you plan to drink, bring your I.D. (Yes, yours).
5. Sorry no coolers at the Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
6. Sneak in alcohol and get escorted out.
7. Speed Limit .25 MPH. Sorry, no bikes or rollerblades within the event
8. Bag Search Happens. (It?s better than a strip search).
9. Weapons? We don?t think so, just come to have fun.
10. It?s a dry heat, stay hydrated, and wear sun block.
11. Bring your map! This way guys won?t have to ask for directions.
12. Seven World Cities in 3 days? No Problem! Passport Office is open. Kids can pick up a free passport at the information booth.
13. Your money is no good here. Entry is FREE. Family pricing: $20 for sheet of 25 tickets - 5-7 pm Friday, 10-6 pm Saturday, 10-6 pm Sunday. Tickets are $1.00 each when purchasing less than 25 tickets and when purchased after the family pricing period.
14. Manners matter. You?re invited to a private party. Unacceptable behavior as determined by event management may lead to dismissal of the grounds with no refund.
15. Last Call is 15 minutes before the event ends. All those left must help with clean-up.
16. Sorry, no refunds. Event ends at 6pm on Sunday, October 4, 2009.
17. Drink responsibly, know when to say when. Bring a designated driver. They'll remember where you parked.

Check out the website at: http://www.tempeoktoberfest.com/index.php

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