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Taphouse plans return of Oktoberfest in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE – City Park will again be the setting for the Global Brew Tap House Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

globalbrewoktoberfestlogoFor the third year, Gori Julian & Associates will co-sponsor the one-day community event.

The event offers attractions for people of all ages and is free to attend. The festival is filled with authentic Oktoberfest live music, a sampling of over 20 beers for those 21 and older, German food, and fun. A photo booth, 50/50 drawing and a raffle for a trip for two to Germany with brewery tours will also be held. This year, the Edwardsville Children’s Museum will be on-site for children’s activities and for those feeling more adventurous, STL Interactives will have a climbing wall for adults and children alike. A 2K run was also added this year that will begin at 11 a.m. to kick off the event. Online registration for the race is available at

“Every year Oktoberfest gets bigger and better, and this year we’ve added a 2K Beer Run to kick off the day’s activities as well as various features to help make this an event for everyone,” said Ryan High, owner of Global Brew Tap House.

In addition to more events and activities for all ages at the event, Gori Julian & Associates has generously decided to match all sponsorships. The match in sponsorships is being donated to MARF and will include event sponsors at the various levels that have already signed-up for Oktoberfest.

According to Randy Gori, founding partner at Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

“We are very committed to MARF and their tremendous impact on Mesothelioma research, and this is just one more way to show our commitment and be involved. Our intent is that Oktoberfest continues to grow, as does the awareness for MARF,” Gori said.

Companies throughout the region have signed on as event sponsors, including Simmons Hanly Conroy as the Heidelberg Castle Sponsor. Lanier Law Firm and Gori, Realtors are Black Forest Sponsors. Pohlman USA, Kurowski Shultz, LLC, Hurford Architects and First Collinsville Bank are Brandenburg Gate Sponsors. Rhine River Sponsors include First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Scott Credit Union, Loellke Plumbing, Inc., Town & Country Bank, Cork Tree Creative Inc., Fowler Technology Services and Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc. This year’s Prost Sponsors are What to Wear, Spencer Gear, Furlong Printing and Dale, Peggy, Jennifer and Sarah Bode.

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