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Kernersville Oktoberfest 2016
October 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$30
Saturday, October 1, 2016 (4-7pm)
On the lawn at Körner’s Folly
Must be 21+ to attend
6th Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser in the spirit of a German Oktoberfest
Kernersville Oktoberfest 2016 features fantastic local food and beverages inspired by German tradition! Come enjoy seasonal beers and local treats in our festive atmosphere, all contributing to a great community cause!
Kernersville Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 4-7 pm on the lawn at Körner’s Folly. Must be 21+ to attend. All proceeds benefit Historic Körner’s Folly.
Local restaurants volunteer their time and energy to have delicious German-inspired goodies on hand for sampling. In previous years, the event featured delicious goodies, such as: bratwurst on the grill, german potato salad, pumpkin spice cupcakes, pretzel sliders, and much more! Craft beer enthusiasts can look forward to sampling German, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkin brews!
Tickets are now SOLD OUT. The purchase of a ticket provides each individual with a wristband for food and beverage tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, and a complimentary tour of Historic Körner’s Folly.
Ticket holders can tour Körner’s Folly during public tours the weekend of Oktoberfest: Friday, September 30, 2016 10am – 4pm; Saturday, October 1, 2016 1pm – 4pm; or Sunday, October 2, 2016 1-4pm. Tours are self-guided and take approximately 1 hour. Food and beverage vendors will start serving promptly at 4pm. We recommend arriving around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday to tour the house, and then you will be ready by 4 p.m. for food and beverages. No one will be permitted to enter the house after 4 p.m., once food and beverages are being served.
To comply with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement regulations, ALL ATTENDEES at this event MUST be 21 years of age and MUST have a wristband. Your valid Photo ID must be shown at the welcome table to obtain your individual wristband and commemorative tasting glass. Law enforcement agents are present to enforce those provisions. Sample tastings from individual restaurants, breweries, and wineries are subject to availability as some may run out prior to the end of the event.
Please review these frequently asked questions:
What items are allowed inside the event?
The following items must be presented to gain entry:
• Ticket or confirmation email
• Valid photo ID
The following items are allowed inside the event:
• Lawn chairs
What items are prohibited inside the event?
The following items are prohibited inside the event:
• Anyone under 21 (including babies, toddlers, strollers, designated drivers, etc.)
• Mugs, glassware, flasks, and any other type of drinking vessel
• Pets, only registered service dogs are permitted
• Outside food or drink
• Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking area (gravel parking lot, look for signs). This includes e-cigs & vapes.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Parking is very limited, so we encourage carpooling with a designated driver. Or better yet, get dropped off and picked up by a designated driver or taxi. Parking is available in the grass lot beside Körner’s Folly (413 South Main Street), at the Kernersville Moravian Church (504 South Main Street), and at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens (215 South Main Street). Look for our parking attendants and signs in the parking lots.
Q: Am I allowed to bring a cooler or food or backpack into the event?
A: No outside food or drink will be admitted into the Kernersville Oktoberfest on the lawn at Körner’s Folly. No food or drink is permitted inside Körner’s Folly at any time.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sorry…pets are prohibited. Only registered service animals are allowed on the grounds of Körner’s Folly.
Q: Is smoking allowed?
A: Because of fire regulations, smoking is only allowed is the designated smoking area in our gravel parking lot, look for signs. Absolutely no smoking is allowed under or near any of the tents; this includes e-cigarettes and vapes.
Q: Is there a designated driver ticket?
A: No. We provide a lot of great food and entertainment that is worth the price of admission. Plus, the ticket price reflects a donation benefiting Körner’s Folly and can be considered a tax deduction by some creative accountants. We also believe in drinking responsibly and do not believe in promoting mass consumption. We will have contact information for local cab companies available at the event should you need a ride.
Q: Can I bring my licensed teenager as my designated driver into the event?
A: No. No one under the age of 21 is allowed in the event per North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement regulations.
Q: Can I bring a stroller into the event?
A: No. No one under the age of 21 is allowed into the event, not even babies per North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement regulations.
Q: Can I tour Körner’s Folly during the event?
A: You can tour Körner’s Folly BEFORE you enter Oktoberfest, or during public tour hours the weekend of the event. Your ticket purchase includes a tour of Körner’s Folly on Friday, September 30, 2016 between 10am – 4pm; Saturday, October 1, 2016 3pm – 5pm; or Sunday, October 2, 2016 1-4pm.
Tours are self-guided and typically take 30 mins – 1 hour. You will check in at the Welcome & Will-Call Table, and then be directed to Körner’s Folly to begin your tour. You must tour Körner’s Folly after you check-in, but before you enter the event perimeter (denoted by the orange fencing). Ask the Welcome Table if you have any questions. After your tour, head over to the event entrance on the North Lawn, beside the brick column and see the volunteer to enter, the event will open at 4pm.
*Note: The Welcome & Will-Call Table opens at 2:30pm. We recommend arriving no earlier than 3pm – 3:30pm to check in at the Welcome & Will-Call Table and start your tour, then you will be ready to enjoy the event around 4pm. Ticket holders are NOT allowed inside of the event prior to 4pm.
Q: What is seating like at the event?
A: There will be a few tables and chairs available at the event. We recommend you bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and socialize on the lawn.
Q: Is there a rain date?
A: No. The event will be held rain or shine, so bring appropriate gear if needed. In the event of severe weather, we will move to an indoor location. All ticket holders will be notified via email. Tickets are non-refundable.
Q: Can tickets be purchased at the door?
A: No…Tickets are now SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold at the door. Due to high popularity of this event, all sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.
Q: So what do I need to bring?
A: Your ticket confirmation email, your ID, and a lawn chair. Dress code is casual, and remember you’ll be walking around on grass and gravel.