Galleria at Sunset confirmed today that the previously announced Oktoberfest event will still take place on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In light of Sunday’s tragedy, half of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Las Vegas Victim’s Fund.
“Instead of cancelling Galleria’s Oktoberfest, we have decided to use it as a way to raise additional funds and support for those impacted by this weekend’s tragedy,” said Kevin Budny, general manager of Galleria at Sunset.
Staying true to German tradition, the event boasts more than 15 German and local beers, polka dancing, live Bavarian music, contests, and popular German fare. Tickets and information: www.galleriaatsunset.com/events.
Among the Oktoberfest activities inspired by Bavarian tradition: guests are encouraged to wear their best Lederhosen and enter the Costume Contest. First, second and third place winners will be chosen based on the most authentic and elaborate costumes. The Beer Stein Race challenges participants to race with steins full of beer and participants with the least amount of beer spilled is the winner. The Beer Tasting Contest is perfect for German beer aficionados. Participants will be blindfolded as they taste and try to identify six different German beers. The individual who can correctly identify the most beers will take home the grand prize. All contest winners will receive an authentic one-liter beer stein full of goodies and gift cards.
Oktoberfest will be held outside on the Galleria’s plaza and admission is $20 per person. Admission includes a beer stein along with the first beer, entry into all contests and access to view college football games all day long through a partnership with Cox Communications.
Additional food and beer will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 21 to receive a beer stein and participate in certain contests. Families are welcome to attend and kids are free to enter, but must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
To purchase tickets to Oktoberfest and for a full calendar of Galleria at Sunset events and hours, visit www.galleriaatsunset.com.
Galleria at Sunset is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 702-434-0087 or visit galleriaatsunset.com for a full list of tenants. Keep up with the latest Galleria at Sunset information via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.