Henderson’s only Oktoberfest event returns to Galleria at Sunset for its second year on Saturday, September 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. 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.galleriatsunset.com/events/.
“Guests can expect everything from savory beers and brats to lively music, activities and lots of Lederhosen!” said Jamie Cooper, Galleria at Sunset marketing director. “More than 350 people attended our inaugural event in 2017 – a true testament to the fact that, while we’re known for our great shopping and dining, our more than 1 million-square-foot shopping center and location in Henderson is the perfect venue for events like this that bring the community together.”
In addition to performances by The Ginger Snaps and The Munich Boys, Oktoberfest will welcome KOMP 92.3 to emcee activities inspired by Bavarian tradition, including:
- Guests are encouraged to wear their best Lederhosen and enter the Costume Contest. The 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 tested on their beer knowledge as they taste and try to identify six different German beers.
- The Stein Hoisting Competition is a traditional Bavarian strength contest in which competitors hold a full one-liter beer stein in front of their bodies with a straight arm, parallel to the ground. The last person hoisting is the winner.
For each contest, the winning male and female 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 three beers free and entrance into all contests.
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.
About Galleria at Sunset
The Galleria at Sunset opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It features retailers such as H&M, Buckle, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Victoria’s Secret, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Red Robin, World of Beer and more. The 1,081,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada. In addition to retail, the Galleria at Sunset boasts four full-service restaurants and 12 fast food restaurants, with the exciting addition of two more full-service restaurants and two fast food restaurants set to open by the end of 2018.