Octoberfest isn’t just in Germany anymore. NCLAC’s ARToberfest is quickly becoming a tradition in Ruston as well. A premier fundraiser for NCLAC, this year’s ARToberfest will be held October 5, 2012 at the Ruston Historic Fire Station. Marsala Beverage has generously offered to sponsor this year’s event which means a bigger variety of beer to try for everyone. “With Marsala’s help we are looking forward to having a bigger variety of beers than we normally get in our area,” said planning committee member, Meg Waters. ARToberfest 2012 shaping up to be bigger and better all around! Home brewer Jean Gourd will be defending his title of ARToberfest Brewmaster and a $500 grand prize. However, he and other local home brewers may have new competition this year. We have already had interest from home brewers in Shreveport and New Orleans. Music, food, and fun raffles will be on tap as well including the return of the Bar Food Smorgasbord and a variety of super special beer treats.
A limited number of VIP tickets including early admission dinner and a commemorative glass will be available for $35. General admission will be $15. If you would like to volunteer for this event or make a donation please contact us at NCLACartoberfest@gmail.com. Money raised from this event goes to help fund the NCLAC Holiday Arts Tour in November. Stay tuned for updates on ARToberfest 2012. You won’t want to miss this!