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Harvest beers, food authentic music at RiverWorks’ Oktoberfest

German food, beer and live entertainment will be in the spotlight at Buffalo RiverWorks’ first Oktoberfest on Oct. 3.

“Buffalo has a very proud German tradition and this event is designed to celebrate the people, the culture, and the food and drink that many German immigrants brought to the Western New York area years ago,” event organizer Kevin Townsell said in a release. “We know that proud tradition continues and we are pleased to be able host this event to celebrate that heritage.”

Doors open at noon. Authentic music features the Auslanders from 2 to 5 p.m. and the Frankfurters from 7 to 10 p.m. RiverWorks’ Oktoberfest will feature Buffalo-brewed Oktoberfest and harvest beers from Big Ditch Brewing, Ellicottville Brewing, Four Mile Brewing, Community Beer Works, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Gordon Biersch, Pan American Grill & Brewery, Woodcock Brewery and more. Guest breweries include North American Brewing, Magic Hat Brewing and Hofbrau of Munich, Germany.

Beers will be available in pint and half-pints, and locally made German sausage also will be featured.

Admission is $15 at the event, and presale tickets are available for $10 at all Consumers Beverages locations and at RiverWorks is located at 359 Ganson St. near the giant Labatt Blue “six pack.” For more information, visit

– Kristy Kibler

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