Contest Time: Celebrate Oktoberfest at Harvest Haus

September 30, 2017
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Ein, Zwei, Drei… Fall is here, which means it’s time to drink your favorite lager out of a ceramic Bierkrug, and pair that with a pretzel (or 3), a Bratwürst and Sauerkraut. Enter to win Harvest Haus tickets!

For two weekends this month, Wet Ape Productions and The Social Concierge are transforming Sole Food Street Farms into the West Coast’s largest Germanan-inspired cultural harvest festival, welcoming 1,500 revelers to seven seatings under the great Harvest Haus Halle tent.

During the course of the festival, each seating will feature a special theme, which kicks off with a theatrical keg tapping by the Harvest Haus Bürgermeister. Picture this: medieval tomfoolery, swashbuckling, axe throwing, swordplay by Academie Duello, live Bavarian brass oompah, and favourite party hits by Vancouver’s “Oktoberators” on the central stage. There’s even a DJ, Erick Decks, flying in from Frankfurt, Germany to provide dance beats. Each evening lasts 4.5 hours, which means guests have plenty of time to enjoy European beers in authentic ceramic Bierkrug (steins), specialty German wines at communal long tables, giant Jenga and darts, and traditional Oktoberfest delicacies such as pretzels, Brezen, Bratwürst and Sauerkraut available in the open-air Marktplatz (marketplace).

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Tickets range from $25 for General Admission to $50 for VIP. Partial proceeds benefit the Music Heals Charitable Foundation that supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada.

Want to party at Harvest Haus Grand Opening event (October 5) with 3 of your BFFs? The prize is worth $100 and you’ll be able to bypass the long lines and enter like a VIP. Das ist gut! To enter:

  1. Follow @LikeVancouver on Twitter and tweet the following: Win a #HarvestHaus prize pack for 4. Follow @LikeVancouver & RT to enter http://bit.ly/2yzTKF0 (1 entry)
  2. Follow @LikeVancouver on Instagram, like and tag 3 friends on our Harvest Haus post (1 entry)
  3. Like Like Vancouver on Facebook then comment and tag 3 friends on our Harvest Haus post (1 entry)

Contest runs from now until October 2 at midnight (PT). A winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.

2017 SEATING THEMES
Grand Opening
THURSDAY EVENING, 5 OKTOBER
6:00PM – 10:30PM
Celebrate the reopening of the Harvest Haus doors. PROST! Revellers will kick off the party, Bavarian style. This night is all about honouring the true traditions of the Harvest – with one exciting new addition: axe-throwing (complimentary for this night only)!

The Duelling Arts
FRIDAY EVENING, 6 OKTOBER
6:00PM – 10:30PM
The Duelling Arts graces the Harvest Halle once again! Guests will embrace the thrills of swordplay, bier, and take part in some competitive axe-throwing (all in a safe environment, mind you)!

The Stein Games
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 7 OKTOBER
12:00PM – 4:30PM
The Stein Games return! Saturday afternoon once again hosts this exciting beer sportscompetition. The Harvest Halle will swell with festive rivalry, amping the usual festive revelry! Multiple games, including Stein Pong, will be contested so guests can watch or take part with a team!

Ach, Ja! It’s Saturday
SATURDAY EVENING, 7 OKTOBER
6:00PM – 10:30PM
The ultimate in Harvest Haus evenings, and the most vibrant night of the week. Attendees will round their kamerades and put on their most comfortable dancing boots, this evening is the Halle’s preeminent evening of celebration. Prepare to drink, jig, and have a roaring time!

Zany Mode
FRIDAY EVENING, 13 OKTOBER
6:00PM – 10:30PM
New this year, guests will arrive in their most stylish Burgers and Matrones and make their case for being the best dressed – bonus points for those arriving in bands of merrymeisters dressed in group costumes!

Lippensynchron Battle
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 14 OKTOBER
12:00PM – 4:30PM
An afternoon of singing and dance the Harvest Halle will celebrate the return of the über popular Lippensynchron Battle! Guests will be entertained as teams compete to Synch the best with fun, funky, and frivolous routines.

Closing Night
SATURDAY EVENING, 14 OKTOBER
6:00PM – 10:30PM
The ultimate in Harvest Haus evenings, and the most vibrant night of the week. Attendees will round their kamerades and put on their most comfortable dancing boots, this evening is the Halle’s preeminent evening of celebration. Prepare to drink, jig, and have a roaring time!

What: Harvest Haus
Evening Seatings: October 5 – 7 and October 13 – 14: 6:00pm to 10:30 pm
Afternoon Seatings: Oct. 7 & 14: 12 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Under the Harvest Haus Halle at Sole Food Street Farms (88 Pacific Blvd)
Tickets: www.harvesthaus.com

 

Photo: Jonathan Evans