‘Last call’ sale for Virtual Oktoberfest ticket packages ends today

The Dayton Art Institute has launched Virtual Oktoberfest 2020. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS /DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

Dayton Art Institute’s 49th anniversary fund-raiser is set for Sept. 26, with ticket sales closing on Aug. 31.

For those who haven’t snagged tickets yet to one of the biggest virtual celebrations of the fall, today is your last chance.

The Dayton Art Institute’s “last call” Virtual Oktoberfest sale ends today, Aug. 31. The deal offers 10 percent off all Party Packs and T-shirts using the promo code VOKTD8N.

Virtual Oktoberfest, a continuance of the biggest fall festivals across the region, will take place Sept. 26.

The annual event, in its 49th year, is the largest fundraiser for the DAI and was canceled due to the pandemic. The virtual celebration will offer the chance to raise your glass from home while enjoying some of the familiar activities found at the festival.

The Dayton Art Institute has launched Virtual Oktoberfest 2020. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS /DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

“Oktoberfest is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser, typically netting more than $400,000 for museum operations, and its cancellation creates a huge gap in our budget,” Michael R. Roediger, DAI director & CEO, said, when announcing this virtual celebration earlier this month.

“Although Virtual Oktoberfest won’t fill that gap, this online fundraiser will provide critical income to help get the museum through this difficult time. The Dayton community has a long history of supporting the museum, and we hope it will rally around this virtual event to both support the museum and keep the Oktoberfest spirit alive.”

Virtual Oktoberfest packages

Virtual Oktoberfest offers an exclusive, limited-edition 2020 Oktoberfest mug and hat pin, as well as three different Oktoberfest T-shirts, and an invitation to a special livestream event to take place on Sept. 26.

The Dayton Art Institute has launched Virtual Oktoberfest 2020. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS /DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

Three different Virtual Oktoberfest Party Packs are being offered:

VIP Party Pack ($200): Contains the exclusive 2020 Oktoberfest mug, two Oktoberfest hat pins, two Oktoberfest logo T-shirts and an invitation to the Virtual Oktoberfest livestream event on Sept. 26.

General Admission Party Pack ($100): Contains the exclusive 2020 Oktoberfest mug, one Oktoberfest hat pin, one Oktoberfest logo T-shirt and an invitation to the Virtual Oktoberfest livestream event on Sept. 26.

Starter Party Pack ($50): Contains one Oktoberfest hat pin, one Oktoberfest logo T-shirt and an invitation to the Virtual Oktoberfest livestream event on Sept. 26.

Each Party Pack offers the option to purchase two other Oktoberfest T-shirts designs: a “Dayton Strong” shirt and a “Beer Eye Chart” shirt, each $30.

The Dayton Art Institute has launched Virtual Oktoberfest 2020. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS /DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

All three T-shirts may also be purchased individually ($30), and a specially priced three-pack of Oktoberfest logo T-shirts is available for $75.

The Party Packs are the only way to purchase the Oktoberfest hat pin, and the VIP and General Admission Party Packs are the only way to purchase the 2020 Oktoberfest mug.

The virtual livestream event on Sept. 26 will feature music and other special surprises. More details about the livestream event will be released in Sept.

Details about the Virtual Oktoberfest 2020 party packs and merchandise can be found on the museum’s website www.daytonartinstitute.org.

Alexis Larsen, Dayton Art Institute External Affairs Director, with the 2020 Oktoberfest mug. CONTRIBUTED

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