The Wichita Union Station at 701 E. Douglas will be transformed into a Biergarten and taken over by music, food, games and of course – BIER! The tap trucks will be loaded with an amazing selection of local, regional and German beers. It’s ICT Bloktoberfest, one of the biggest October events of the month!

The two day event has something for everyone! The first of two days is Friday, Oct. 8 when the beer fest event takes place. It’s a ticketed event and 99 beers will be available to sample. On Saturday, Oct. 9, the more family friendly events take place and it’s free entry for all ages. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, October 8 – Ticketed Event

Friday 4pm Festival begins
5pm Vaughn Solo
5pm Beer Fest VIP open
6-9pm Beer Fest GA open
Food Trucks + Booze Trucks + Beer Trucks
Xclusive Booze Truck

Saturday, October 9 – Free For All Ages

12pm Festival Opens w/ DJ DUGGER
12-8pm Artisan Outdoor Market Magnolia Charm Market
1pm Whitnie Means
2pm Wiener Dog Races ICT Dachshunds Races
3:30pm Hot Dog Eating Contest Emerson Biggins Old Town
4pm Dad Bod Contest by Xclusive Events
4:30pm Pretzel Eating Contest
5pm Stein Hoist by Samuel Adams & Standard Beverage
6pm Stimulus Wichita
6pm Watermelon Smash Sponsored by Wichita Brewing Company
6pm Fire Pits + Cigar Lounge Jenny Dawn Cellars
10pm Good bye “Auf Wiedersehen!”
Food Trucks + Booze Trucks + Beer Trucks
Ax Throwing by The Tomahawk Truck
All day Specials by the local restaurants
PourHouse ICT The Kitchen Jenny Dawn Cellars

As noted earlier, Friday is a ticketed event and for the 21+ crowd. Tickets cost $50 and includes a sampling stein with open sampling from over 99 beers!! It also includes 1 vote for “King of Bloktober” and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A VIP Beer Fest ticket runs $75 and includes 24oz Natural porcelain commemorative stein along with early entry to the event at 5 p.m.

Get your tickets here, or you can just show up to Saturday’s festivities for free.

For more information on ICT Bloktoberfest, check out their webpage.


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