For our third year, the Benson Community Garden will present “Benson Oktoberfest” on Saturday, September 14th starting at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10, which includes live music, bratwurst, side dishes, a silent auction and more. German beer and refreshments will be available in their enclosed biergarten tent. All ages are welcome, but those under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.
“We are booking local musicians and bands to entertain the attendees,” said Kurt Goetzinger, garden founder. “For our silent auction, we are seeking local businesses to donate items and gift certificates.”
Funds raised from the Oktoberfest event will support outreach and programming at the garden.
Founded in 2011, the Benson Community Garden has become one of Omaha’s more active and notable community gardens. The space includes 36 plots for individuals to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2012 the organization started the “Neighbor Garden” which features nearly 400 square feet of vegetables for area residents. An “Earth Stage” was built to provide a venue for live music, cooking demonstrations and more.
Traditionally, Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.