11th annual charitable Oktoberfest pub crawl scheduled for Oct. 8

All ticket proceeds benefit Confidence Learning Center, the Lakes Area Food Shelf and Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen.

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NISSWA — The 11th Annual Oktoberfest Pub Crawl will be noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at nine participating locations including: The Pines at Grand View Lodge, Roundhouse Brewery, The Side Track, Ernie’s on Gull Lake, Cowboy’s Sherwood North, Dock 77, Sunshine’s Summerhouse and Zorbaz on Gull Lake.

For a $40 ticket fee (prices rising Oct. 2), ticket holders will get access to a shuttle service to the nine different locations, a punch card to get ticket holders access to win prizes, Oktoberfest specialty beer samples and German food specials. Buses will run 1-8 p.m. All ticket proceeds benefit Confidence Learning Center, the Lakes Area Food Shelf and Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen.

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