October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$25
Saturday, October 7, 2017 (4-7pm)
On the lawn at Körner’s Folly
Must be 21+ to attend
7th Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser in the spirit of a German Oktoberfest
At Kernersville Oktoberfest 2017, come enjoy seasonal beers while contributing to a great community cause!
Kernersville Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4-7 pm on the lawn at Körner’s Folly. Must be 21+ to attend. All proceeds benefit Historic Körner’s Folly. Craft beer enthusiasts can look forward to tasting German, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkin brews! Local restaurants donate delicious small bites (available while supplies last).
Tickets are $25 / person if purchased by Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 5pm. After September 1st, any remaining tickets will be $30 / person. Oktoberfest typically sells out early, we recommend buying your tickets in advance, as soon as possible. Tickets are nonrefundable. The purchase of a ticket provides each attendee with a wristband for beverage tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, and a complimentary tour of Historic Körner’s Folly (read below for tour information the day of the event). Scroll to the bottom of this page to purchase tickets.
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. You must show your valid Photo ID at the welcome table to obtain your wristband and tasting glass. Law enforcement agents are present to enforce these provisions. Samples and small bites from 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 not allowed 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: What time is the event?
A: The event gates open at 4pm. Please plan to arrive around 3-3:30pm if you want to tour Körner’s Folly before you enter the event. The event is over at 7pm, sharp, due to our permits. If you still feel like enjoying all the Kernersville craft beer scene has to offer, remember, we are just a 1/2 mile walk from downtown Kernersville. There, you can eat dinner at one of our great, local restaurants, or enjoy another adult beverage at a local bar. Feel free to ask for suggestions at the Welcome & Will-Call Table.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Parking is limited, so we encourage carpooling with a designated driver. Or better yet, get dropped off and picked up by a designated driver, taxi, or uber. 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 event signs in the parking lot.
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. 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 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 Saturday, October 7, 2017 (1 – 4pm) or Sunday, October 8, 2017 (1 – 4pm). Even if you have toured Körner’s Folly previously, the house is undergoing an important transformation. New rooms are restored each year, and it’s a remarkable time to see Historic Preservation in action. Check out what this fundraiser supports!
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 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: Seating is not provided. You’ll be outside on the lawn, so we recommend you bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and socialize.
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 for the last 5 years, this event has sold out a few weeks in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. We recommend you purchasing tickets as soon as possible to ensure you can join us on October 7th. 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. October is an interesting month in North Carolina. It could be hot and sunny, or cold, so please dress accordingly. Shade is very limited, so wear sunscreen or bring sunglasses if it looks like a hot day. The dress code is casual, and remember you’ll be walking around on grass and gravel. Lederhosen or dirndl are always in style at this event 😉