New Bern Rotary Club's 'Oktoberfest' benefits Craven Co. kids

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - The New Bern Rotary Club is hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration to raise money to help purchase shoes for children in need in Craven County.

The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Charities 7th annual Oktoberfest is being held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 6-10pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Organizers say a delicious traditional German meal, catered by the Chelsea Restaurant, will be served from 6:00 until 8:30pm and the fun continues for the whole family until 10pm.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the award winning Harbour Towne Fest Band, a full size Oktoberfest ensemble.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to compete for bragging rights and a prize, in the traditional Oktoberfest “Masskrugstemmen,” a contest of strength and determination, for a modest entry fee.

Tickets are $20/advance also for (Military & Rotarians), $25/day of event, Kid’s Meal for 5 & under Free; Ages 6-12/$5. Tickets include traditional style German fare (bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, iced tea) Beer, wine, soda, pretzels & desserts will be available for purchase.

Oktoberfest proceeds support the Club’s “Kicks for Kids” program, providing for the purchase of over 300 pairs of shoes for elementary school children in Craven County. Each year, school counselors identify those youth most in need and provide transportation to Coastal Sole where they can pick out a properly fitted pair of shoes.

You can find more information by calling 252-633-9932 or by visiting