Red Rocks Oktoberfest lights up Posse Grounds Park

Time to dust off the dirndls and dry clean the lederhosen. Get ready to hoist those tankards. Red Rocks Oktoberfest returns for its eighth year at Posse Grounds Park on Saturday, October 15 from 3-8 p.m.

Put on a two-year hiatus by the COVID pandemic, the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks is thrilled to invite all of its former fans back to wolf down food, brew brew, and dance the night away.

Once again in partnership with the City of Sedona, Red Rocks Oktoberfest promises to light up the skies with bigger and better fun than ever before. An extended feature for 2022 is VIP tent sponsorship. The six sponsors will decorate their tents and compete for a fabulous trophy. Festival-goers will vote to determine the winner.

Amid widespread price increases across much of today’s market, Red Rocks Oktoberfest is pleased to announce that it is matching its 2019 price. Adult (21+) advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the event website at redrocksoktoberfest.com. Tickets will be available at the event for $30. Admission includes a festival cup, two drink tokens, live music and hours of entertainment based on Germany’s centuries-old Oktoberfest tradition.

Want a commemorative glass beer mug? They will be available for a $10 purchase. Under 21s are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult ticket holder.

Festival-goers must leave their pets at home. Sedona city code prohibits all animals, including those intended for emotional support. Only ADA recognized assistance dogs are welcome.

Parking on site is limited and quickly fills to capacity. Free shuttle service provided by Red Rock Magic Trolley will come from six Park & ​​Ride locations from Uptown Sedona to West Sedona. Waiting time is only about 15 minutes and the cart will bring runners directly to the event entrance. A list and map of locations are available on the website.

2019’s headliner Well Dressed Wolves has committed to a comeback performance. The early evening will be filled with traditional oompah-style music from Polka Katzen, all brought to the event by its Entertainment Sponsor Pioneer Title Agency.

Various Arizona breweries will be pouring their fall craft beers. Food truck selections run the gamut, from German to BBQ to sweets and beyond. For those who prefer to enjoy their Oktoberfest experience with a glass of wine, this option is available. Alcantara Vineyards offers both a red vintage and a white vintage.

The Oktoberfest festivities are topped off with a mug-holding contest for ladies and gents. Those who demonstrate the greatest arm strength in lifting a full glass beer mug will receive a commemorative medal.

This, like all Red Rocks Rotary fundraising events, benefits its youth-focused projects and programs. They are primarily centered in the Verde Valley and include: Teacher of the Year awards, the Holiday Wish List project, a cabinet of school supplies for Sedona Charter School teachers, professional scholarships for local high school seniors and hands-on projects that benefit those in need.

Rotary International is a worldwide service organization founded in 1905. It has 1.5 million members in more than 160 countries around the world. Red Rocks Rotary also embraces international giving with financial assistance to microcredit grants that provide mini-loans to qualified small business borrowers in Mexico. It also supports Shelter Box, a nonprofit Rotary partner organization, which provides emergency relief supplies around the world to people affected by natural disaster or conflict. And, in support of Rotary International’s flagship project since 1985, Red Rocks Rotary contributes each year to the fight for the global eradication of poliomyelitis. Today, all countries except Pakistan and Afghanistan are certified polio-free.

The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks celebrated its 20th anniversary on March 15 of this year. Since its inception, the club has provided over $300,000 in support of its community.

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