Farmington Museum Celebration Raises Funds for Programming and Activities

FARMINGTON — Fans of German music, beer and culture are in for a treat this weekend when the Farmington Museum Foundation presents its third take on its Oktoberfest celebration at the museum.

The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the foundation, which supports museum programming and activities, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16, on the museum grounds, 3041 E. Main St. in Farmington. The event first took place in 2019, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 before returning last year.

Tickets are $35 and admission is limited to those 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the museum gift shop and from museum board members.

Foundation board member Julia Thom said the celebration will feature beer from Three Rivers Brewery, a variety of food vendors and live music from Die Sechs Polka Dots, a band of polka featuring Teun Fetz, Karen Mesikapp, Mick Hesse, Don Allen, John Burris and Connie Schulz. Thom noted that, despite the name, the traditional Oktoberfest celebrations — which have taken place in Munich, Germany, for more than 200 years — begin each year in mid-September before ending at the beginning of the following month.

“It’s a fun time to sit outside the museum and listen to music and support the museum,” she said.

The first 200 customers through the doors will receive a free commemorative mug, and everyone will get their first beer for free, Thom said.

Call 505-599-1174 for more information.

Mike Easterling can be reached at 505-564-4610 or [email protected] Support local journalism with a digital subscription:

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