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29th Annual
Great Tucson Beer Festival
Kino North Soccer Stadium
17 October 2015, 6-10 pm





Tucson's Entertainment

Apart from the great tasting beer samples there is always great musical entertainment at our beer festival.


The very popular local band, 80's & Gentlemen return again this year as our headliner playing music from the 80's - new wave pop and rock.


We are holding an Oktoberfest Costume Contest at approximately 8 pm, during the band's set break. The best dressed will be judged by our panel of celebrity judges consisting of: Tim Tyler - the contest MC, Sherm, Betsy Bruce, Joseph Blair, Alan Michaels, David Fitzsimmons, Joan Lee, Shmonty and Carolina. Be prepared to strut your stuff across the stage - bring out your best lederhosen, bundhosen, dirndl dresses! Online registration is required, but free. Registration runs until September 25 or when 30 contestants have applied - whichever comes first. Click here to complete the online form.


The top three individuals receive a trophy with the first place winner also receiveing 2 VIP tickets to the 2016 Great Tucson Beer Festival; second place wins 2 general admission early bird tickets to the 2016 Great Tucson Beer Festival and third place wins 2 general admission tickets to the 2016 Great Tucson Beer Festival.


Need some help/ideas - click here for the official German Oktoberfest web site - it has great pictures of traditional garb. And here's another web site should you need additional ideas!


There are also fun games such as horseshoes, beep ball, and static steer roping, plus a silent auction.







All proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona. There's plenty of free event parking! No pets, except service animals, of course.This is a non smoking venue. No one under 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer or vendor. No children, no babies. There are absolutely NO exceptions. Please ensure you have the appropriate ID with you as you will be carded. In the interest of safety be prepared to have bags, back packs searched. There will be no rain checks. If you have questions please call us at 520-296-2400.

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