What You'll Get
Street festivals cultivate the ideal setting to greet neighbors, sample local foods, and make peace with bulls running rampant down the roads. Wave a red flag of friendliness with today's Groupon to Das Oktoberfest on September 24. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two admissions to Das Brat Trot, which includes official Oktoberfest Suspenders (a $30 value). Competitors should check in at Mader's parking lot between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with the race beginning at noon.
- For $15, you get two admissions to Das Bar Tour (a $30 value) on Old World 3rd Street starting at 3 p.m.
At the annual Das Oktoberfest block party, friends and families converse over brats, hot dogs, and drinks with the peace of mind that proceeds benefit Hunger Task Force. Festival-goers gather in the Mader's parking lot at 11 a.m. for the kid-friendly, pet-friendly Brat Trot, where competitors don complimentary Oktoberfest hats before beginning the race. Trot participants then ring in the festival with a grueling 1.5-block walk, run, or ride on a giant Slinky to Pere Marquette Park. Each attendee makes the trek with a complimentary 12-ounce Oktoberfest beer or soda in one hand, accompanying a free Usinger brat or hot dog in the other. Once at the park, participants partake in a communal jubilee. Prior to the race, athletes can also compete for prizes in a contest for best costumed individual and team, or duke it out in a pig Latin spelling bee.
At the 3 p.m. bar tour, Old World 3rd Street shuts down to be flooded by tour attendees, who bear witness to a dozen bands filling up five tents with toe-tapping tunes. Patrons can fill up on icy brews in addition to relishing Miller drink specials at 13 different bars. Everyone receives a complimentary T-shirt, allowing each guest to make their own fashion statement or a perfectly good beer mop at the VIP after party at Loaded Slate.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to purchase beer or the Das Bar Tour option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.