What can you eat to soak up all of that beer this weekend at Dayton Oktoberfest?

For the 47th time, the Dayton Art Institute will be throwing its annual Oktoberfest fundraising party, adding the unusual component of arts and crafts to the usual German food, music and beer.

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The big wigs of the DAI Oktoberfest food scene, The Dayton Art Institute Associate Board Alumni Brats & Metts, will be pumping out the essential, Oktoberfest cuisines, while more than 20 food vendors will be on scene to help feed the masses.

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Food vendors planned for Oktoberfest 2018: 

🍺The Dayton Art Institute Associate Board Alumni Brats & Metts

🍺Basil’s on Market

🍺Bavarian Roasted Nuts

🍺Black Jack Grill/Pretzel Hut

🍺Bourbon Street Grill and Cafe

🍺Brock Masterson’s Catering

🍺Cosmic Kettle Corn

🍺DK Diner

🍺Dublin Pub

🍺Eintracht Singing Society

🍺Greek Orthodox Church

🍺Hamburger Wagon

🍺Hey Hey Bar & Grill

🍺Kona Ice

🍺RKP Vending

🍺Schmidt’s Sausage Haus

🍺Snack Wagon

🍺Strudel Factory

🍺Zombie Dogz

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Can’t wait till Oktoberfest to chow down on authentic German cuisine? The Lederhosen Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 is your first opportunity to eat plenty of Oktoberfest favorites, and also your only chance to get onto the festival grounds for free before everything kicks off.

The Lederhosen Lunch is a special community lunch hosted by the DAI's Associate Board Alumni. "A variety of foods will be available for purchase, including brats, metts, schnitzel sandwiches, German salads, homemade noodles, and beverages. We'll be tapping the main beer truck for the Lederhosen Lunch — get your first Oktoberfest beer of the weekend with us! There will be live music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oktoberfest tickets, mugs and T-shirts may also be purchased at the Lederhosen Lunch," according to the DAI's website.

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What: The Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest

When: Sept. 22-24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon-7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton

Cost: $3-$7 (general), $55-$95 (preview party), free for children 6 and younger

More Info: 937-223-4ART or www.daytonartinstitute.org/oktoberfest

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