SMA Oktoberfest will be bigger and better than ever this year

The South Main Association’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, to be held from 3 to 7 PM on Sunday, October 10, will be their biggest Oktoberfest yet. In past years it’s been held on the lawn outside Harry’s Detour. This year, it’s expanding out into the street – G.E. Patterson Avenue will be blocked from Main to Mulberry for music and dancing.

They will also have musical entertainment this year, as Pam & Terry will perform from 3 to 6. Pam & Terry are a staple on Beale Street on Saturday afternoons, and they entertained crowds at Sleep Out Louie’s every Friday night for years.

Beer and wine will be provided by Ghost River and the Corkscrew. Delicious Oktoberfest food will be served by Harry’s Detour and Circa. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

The event is free for SMA members. If you’re not an SMA member, you can partake for $10, but you might want to think about paying the full membership price of $35 to join. It’s not hard to make your money back in terms of food and beer consumed over the year, with several parties throughout the year, burgers and Ghost River beer at Trolley night, and free hors d’oeuvres at most monthly meetings.

They’re asking people who plan on attending to RSVP, so they can be sure to have enough beer and brats for everyone. RSVP to with “South Main Association Oktoberfest RSVP” in the subject line. If you want more info about Oktoberfest, or if you want to go ahead and join the SMA online, here’s a link to their website.

WOW… it wasn’t until last night that I realized that SMA Oktoberfest and the Flying Saucer’s beer festival are on the same day. Luckily, the Saucer’s event starts at noon and continues to 10, so it’s definitely possible to do both. With the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest the day before, it’s going to be a beery weekend.

I’ll do the usual “daily update” post after work, so check back.