Oktoberfest comes to The Market

The Market is known for beer-tasting events so it was the perfect spot to celebrate Oktoberfest.

About 50 people participated in the Oktoberfest beer-tasting on Oct. 18. General manager Mike Adams said they served specialty beers that are currently offered in The Market, like Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer.

The twice-a-month tastings pair beer with gourmet appetizers. The Oktoberfest event included Laurel Creek Knockwurst Sausage, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and onions as well as German potato salad with red cabbage and apples.

The next beer-tasting is this Friday at 7 p.m. Adams said it will feature Halloween-themed beers--Shipyard Pumpkin, Black Voodoo, Hobgoblin and Sierra Nevada Fall Tumbler. Halloween inspired gourmet appetizers will also be served.

Anyone interested in attending the event can make reservations at The Market as late as Friday afternoon. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Adams said participants are welcome to wear costumes.

Adams said the participants of the tastings not only enjoy the beer and food but also the fun atmosphere and interaction with each other.

The general manager said they enjoy participating in community events, like Destination Downtown Wine Tasting Experience on Nov. 4 at Top of the Plaza. They are also competing in the Chili Cook-off at The Shed on Nov. 6, which benefits Blount County schools.

Tickets are $30 for the wine tasting and $5 for the chili cook-off. Advanced tickets can be purchased at The Market; located at 606 High Street. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about The Market’s events, visit their website at www.themarketinmaryville.com.

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