Raise a stein to Mint Hill’s first annual Oktoberfest!

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Pour 64 was packed on Saturday night for Mint Hill’s first annual Oktoberfest celebration!  The family-friendly event, which will hopefully become a Mint Hill tradition, featured German food, beer, games and music.
Crowds spilled out of the packed bar onto Pour 64s patio.  A handful of customers came in costume and even brought authentic German steins.
Crowds surrounded the fountain, where festive German music played throughout the night.
Kids enjoyed running around the fountain and posing with Oktoberfest-themed photo booth props at the family-friendly event.
Oktoberfest was hosted by Sarah Brock of Pour 64 and Anna Granger of 1st Choice Properties. With Granger’s German ancestry and Brock’s 40 rotating taps, it was a perfect match for an Oktoberfest celebration!
Olde Meckleburg Brewery poured Oktoberfest on Pour 64’s patio.  All forty of the tap room’s usual selections – including three marzen-style “Oktoberfest” lagers were available inside the bar, but OMB’s outdoor station helped manage the large crowds.
Many customers enjoyed signature German food like soft pretzels, bratwurst and schnitzel from Strudelteig food truck.  Strudelteig is a frequent visitor to Pour 64.
The event featured spirited family-friendly games like an egg and spoon race. Winners of the first race celebrated their victory with free pints and chips!
Patrons of the event were encouraged to come in costume, and the best-dressed man and woman were named “Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest.”
The first “Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest Mint Hill” were presented with $75.00 gift certificates to the Waldorn German Restaurant courtesy of 1st Choice Properties.
The celebration continued well into the evening under the lights of Pour 64s patio and the fountain. “What a fun night it was!” said Granger. “I received great feedback and can’t wait to make next year’s event even better!”
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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her five-year-old daughter Hannah and her two-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011.