Press Release Oktoberfest
The “Cristal Palace” Belgian Spiegeltent is coming back to town!
Last year, this phenomenal tent was the epicenter of two consecutive beer festivals, The Belgians Are Coming and the Santa Clarita Oktoberfest, and was located at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. This year, an organic collaboration between Wolf Creek Brewery and The Belgians Are Coming, will bring back the Spiegeltent as the epicenter of a brand new festival location in “the backyard” of Wolf Creek Brewery, located in the Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia. The Santa Clarita Oktoberfest, will take place on October 23 and 24, and will be a hybrid of the most popular aspects of the 2014 editions. The festival will feature an array of original German Oktoberfest beers, some Belgian, as well as a limited selection of Oktoberfest-style beers from domestic craft brewers, and of course some of the finest “bier” from our local pride: Wolf Creek Brewery. As always, we will also offer a small, but exclusive variety of fine wines.
Dutch for “mirror tents”, Spiegeltents were built around 1900 in Belgium to be used as traveling dance halls. The numerous spiegels, or mirrors, in the interior of the tent, made it possible to make discreet eye contact with other visitors. These mirror tents were the environment of night owls, heartbreakers and dream chasers. Spiegeltents are legendary, and have become a symbol of the wild fin-de-siecle nightlife. Very few of these unique tents have survived the test of time. “Cristal Palace”, the Spiegeltent that will be featured during the Santa Clarita Oktoberfest, has been an ever-popular attraction in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands, since 1947. The russet-colored ambiance of mahogany, and the sparkles from the facetted mirrors provide the visitors with a taste of genuine nostalgia.
The Santa Clarita Oktoberfest is a tribute to the original Oktoberfest held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. German foods, music, and games will complete your Munich-in-the-Santa Clarita Valley experience!
General festival admission is $30. Visit www.facebook.com/TheBelgiansAreComing for a limited time 2-FOR-1 PROMO. General admission includes entrance into the festival grounds and your first beer (500ml). Tickets will be sold at $6.00 per ticket for drink refills. Complimentary bottled waters will be available throughout the festival grounds. Get your tickets now. Last year’s Oktoberfest sold out!
As easy as “Ein, Zwei, Drei”.
Dates: Friday, October 23, 2015 from 7-11pm / Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 6-10pm Box office opens 1 hour early to allow pre-registration.
Location: Spiegeltent – Wolf Creek Brewery – Mann Biomedical Park – Valencia
Age: 21 and over only
Food: Will be available for purchase during the event
Tickets: Pre-sale: $30 Door: $40 (upon availability) 2-for-1 promo available on Facebook
More info and tickets: www.SantaClaritaOktoberFest.com
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.
Certain dates from 10/11 through 11/11 are available for rent for private/corporate daytime/evening activities. If you, your company, or organization would like to become a volunteer, festival sponsor, or vendor, please contact us at 661-678-0556 or email us at TheBelgiansAreComing@gmail.com.