Venice MainStreet is asking the community to put on their clogs and get ready to sample and shop during the Octoberfest: Venice Style, October 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those who purchase a ticket will be able to enjoy a fall-themed beer tasting at each of the participating locations. 

Attendees will have a variety of brews available as they shop from store to store. Participating Businesses will be pouring 3-ounce tastings into the small sampling steins on lanyards that each participant will receive with their map of participating locations.Beers include, Ace Pumpkin, Boid City 1901 Red, Blue Point Beach Plum, Boulevard Tropical, Elysian Nightowl, Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach, Founders Centennial, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Golden Road Melon Cart, Highland Daycation, Karbachtoberfest, Narragansett Fresh Catch, Proof Mango Wit, Swamp Head Wild Night, Shocktop, Sweetwater G13, Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Uinta Baba Black, Victory Festbier, Budweiser Copper Reserve, Shipyard Blood Orange, Bit Top Hawaiian Lion, Big Top Conch Republic, Kona Hanalei Island, Motorworks Pulp Friction, Motorworks V Twin and more!

“We’re expecting around 2,000 people for this event,” said Nick Sperry, Events and Partnership Coordinator for VMS. “This is a new event but it’s gaining so much traction in just the last couple days alone. We can’t wait to see the turn out.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here. They can also be purchased on the day of at the Centennial Park Kiosk or Burgundy Square Breezeway. Guests can pick up their stein and lanyard, and list of beer-tasting locations at the kiosk or breezeway at 5:00 p.m. on the day of.

Venice MainStreet Inc. is working hard on future events as well, such as the Masquerade Ball and Downtown Trick or Treating. For more information on any of these events, contact the VMS office at (941) 484-6722.

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