This is a 21 and over event. Please plan for childcare accordingly. (see below)
Narberth Oktoberfest 2016 - FAQ
What is it?The eighth annual Narberth Oktoberfest is Saturday October 1, 2016, from 6pm to 10pm. This is the sixth year it has been held under festival tents in Narberth, but this year marks the first time it will be held downtown, on Forrest Avenue. The $45 advance ticket price includes a souvenir mug (for the first 500 tickets sold), local beers, live music, and festival food, including a pig roast, turkey, pretzels, brats & sauerkraut, dessert, and more. Tickets are $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Narberth Volunteer Fire Department and the Narberth Dickens Festival.
How do we buy tickets?
Tickets will be available here online until they are sold out. Click the link or on the top or bottom of this page to go to the ticket page and pay online. Our easy and secure Paypal transactions are available to anyone with a major credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use it.
Will the event sell out? Can we buy tickets at the door?
Tickets usually go fast, and often sell out. If any tickets remain, they will be available at the door for $50 each.
Is babysitting available?
There is a limited amount of babysitting available. Babysitting until 10pm is limited to the first 80 children of ticket-holders who are pre-registered. "Overtime" babysitting until midnight is available to the first 30 sign-ups.
Local high school students will provide babysitting in the big room at Borough Hall. These teen girls are all certified babysitters, and they will also have adult supervision. They are raising money for group/team activities, so please make an appropriate and generous donation. Kids will play games, have pizza, and watch a family-friendly movie while parents are down the street enjoying Oktoberfest. This service is for potty-trained children only.
Sign up for babysitting here: Babysitting Sign-Up
Can we bring children or babies to the event? How about dogs?
No. We cannot make exceptions to this rule, so please plan accordingly.
Are there any dishes besides Pork and Brats?
We also have turkey and a vegetarian option, as well as a number of side dishes.
Are there any beverages besides beer? Are there any gluten-free options?
We'll have plenty of beer and bottled water, For the non-beer drinkers, and gluten-free drinkers, we'll also have some wine and hard cider available. (And a few people even brought their own favorite wines last year.)
What if it rains?
The event is rain or shine. These tents are designed to handle some rain, so we should stay dry underneath. We've actually some rain in past years, and we hardly noticed it. But, of course, if very severe weather makes conditions unsafe (like the 2015 hurricane), we will announce a postponement.
Are there different ticket prices for those who won't be drinking?
All tickets are the same price. Selling out at full price raises the most money possible for two good causes. Plus having one price makes things less complicated for our volunteers.
Where do I get more information?