A brew with a view

Seventh annual Hope Oktoberfest rolls out the barrel

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Mark the entrance of fall by dusting off those lederhosen and attending the seventh annual Oktoberfest celebration in Hope. The yearly beer fest takes place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 5-9 p.m. at the Hope Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Place in East Hope.

The event includes a homemade bratwurst dinner for $15 or two for $25, which includes bratwurst from the Hess family, delicious sauerkraut, Sweet Lou’s baked beans, potato salad from The Floating Restaurant, scrumptious cake from Davis Grocery & Mercantile and a drink. Kids’ meals are also available for $5. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., so don’t be late.

Since this is an Oktoberfest, it wouldn’t be complete without a great list of craft brews on tap, as well as wine and soft drinks.

Live music begins at 6 p.m. with the Ponderay Paradox Band. Bring your dancing shoes or just kick back and listen with good friends around the fire pit.

A raffle includes prizes like two cords of cut and split red fir firewood, a weekend at the Seasons at Sandpoint, a two-hour consultation from The Planet Artist Cindy Gauthier for the 2020 season as well as an Oktoberfest basket full of goodies. There is a little something for everyone.

The Hope Memorial Community Center has become the hub for many local groups and clubs and is also the home of the only preschool program in the rural areas of Trestle Creek, Hope and Clark Fork.

For more information, call Carolyn Speelmon at 208-264-5481.

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