Oktoberfest 2018 is almost here!

Oktoberfest 2018, Sept. 28 – Oct. 7

It’s the most anticipated occasion at the Black Forest Inn. It’ll be 10 days of toasting-keg-tapping-tuba-alphorn-accordion-playing-sausage-enhancing-beer-drinking-Grimm-storytelling-Krautrocking-keg-draining German debauchery to remember.

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DAY ONE - Fri. Sept. 28

Prost! Night

The best way to start Oktoberfest is with a toast! Celebrate fall, beer, and each other with a toast!
6:00 - 7:30 pm Alphorns! The Matterhorn Trio plays in the beer garden
7:30 pm Ceremonial keg tapping and restaurant-wide toast
7:30 - 9:30 pm Live music! Jim ten Bensel on horns & Denny Malmberg on accordion

DAY TWO - Sat. Sept. 29

Tie the Knot Night

We're going back to Oktoberfest's roots tonight. Get married! Renew your vows! Celebrate your anniversary! We have all the fixin's: ministers, flowers, bridesmaids, wedding cake, and an atmosphere of love.**
6:30 - 9:00 pm Live music! Dan Turpening on accordion
**Seriously, you could have your wedding here. Call us.

DAY THREE - Sun. Sept. 30

Angela Merkel Night

The unlikely leader of the free world surely deserves the honor of having her own Oktoberfest night, doesn't she?
12:00 - 2:30 pm Live music! Matt Meyer on accordion
Caption this Angela Merkel photo contest!
Wear your best practical pant suit.

DAY FOUR - Mon. Oct. 1

The Wurst Night of Oktoberfest

We'll celebrate sausages with sausages! You deserve our best. We'll give you our wurst.
5:00 - 10:00 pm The Brat Bar is open.
6:30 - 9:00 pm Live music! Mark Stillman on accordion
6:30 - 8:00 pm Schells games & prizes
Tuba Night! Bring your tuba and get a free beer!

DAY FIVE - Tues. Oct. 2

Schnapps Night 

Pick your poison. Who's your meister?
5:00 - 10:00 pm The Brat Bar is open.
Schnapps tongue twisters! Master them and win schnapps swag! Try saying that ten times fast. 
Schnapps samplers! Try itty bitty shots of several types of schnapps.

DAY SIX - Wed. Oct. 3

Reunification Day

This is a real German holiday - celebrating the return to one unified Germany.
5:00 - 10:00 pm the Brat Bar is open.
6:30 - 9:00 pm Andy McCormick on accordion
Prizes! Win a piece of the Berlin Wall!
Send a Reunification card to someone!
We pushed the tables together. Get it? We re-unified them.

DAY SEVEN - Thurs. Oct. 4

Dumpling Night

Let's eat dumplings! We've got floaters and sinkers, meaty and meatless, saucy and dry. In other words, we've got the stuff.
6:30 - 9:00 pm Live music! Andy McCormick on accordion
Dumpling sampler special!
Dumplin' chunkin'! Win Summit prizes at Dumpling Pong!

DAY EIGHT - Fri. Oct. 5

Grimm Night

In our Forest, we have good food and beer. In other forests, magic and mystery lurk...
6:30 - 9:00 pm Live music! Dan Turpening on accordion
Win tickets to Surly Fest!
Costumes! Come dressed as your favorite Grimm character!

DAY NINE - Sat. Oct. 6

Berliner Night

Once upon a time, Berlin lit up the night with cabarets, concerts, and parties. If you have a hard time imagining Germans having that much fun, you need to come to Berliner Night.
6:30 - 9:00 pm Live music! Andy McCormick on accordion
8:00 - 11:30 pm Krautrock in the banquet space by Zodiak Berlin
Drink Utepils in the banquet space while listening to Krautrock!
Berliners (deep fried jelly doughnuts)!

DAY TEN - Sun. Oct. 7

Drain the Keg Night

We don't want to lug any barrels home with us after the party so we're going to start dropping the price of beer at 2:00 pm and keep dropping it until the beer is gone. Seriously.
2:00 - 8:00 pm Price on 1/2 liters of beer drops $0.25 per hour
6:00 - 8:30 pm Live music! Mark Stillman on accordion
8:00 - 11:00 pm Price on 1/2 liters of beer drops $0.50 per hour
When the keg blows, the boot (or glass or t-shirt or mug) goes! Prizes for the person who ordered the beer that blew the keg - any keg, all kegs! There's 18 beers on tap, folks!
Mon – Sun: 10:30am-12:00am
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