Those bemoaning the ‘loss’ of summertime and operating amusement parks take
note – it’s not over until it’s over!
At Quassy Amusement Park
23rd Annual OKTOBERFEST To Feature
5K Benefit Run, Bands, Festival Food, Canine Discs
MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – The 23nd Annual OKTOBERFEST is slated for noon to 6
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28, at Quassy Amusement Park here.
New features of the two-day event include at 5K charity run and variety of
field games on Sept. 27 as well as a canine flying disc competition on
Bands performing for the event, which is held in the Fieldside Pavilion at
the lakeside facility are: Joe Stanky & The Cadets on Saturday and John
Stevens’ Doubleshot on Sunday. Both bands hail from eastern Pennsylvania and
have played for years at festivals, amusement parks and other large venues.
The live music starts at 12:30 p.m. both days.
The Harugari Junior Schuhplattlers dance group will entertain during band
intermissions on Saturday with the Alpenland Tanzer Dancers performing on
Admission to the OKTOBERFEST pavilion is free, with fees for food,
beverages, rides and attractions in the park. Parking for the event is $6 per car.
Quassy Amusement Park is located at 2132 Middlebury Road.
Traditional festival food in the pavilion will include knackwurst,
bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, roasted pork and steamed vegetables. There
will be a variety of other menu items available as well during the two-day
festival. Complete dinners or individual entrees will be sold.
5K Charity Fundraiser
The 5K Charity Fundraiser will benefit a variety of non-profit
organizations in the region. Participating charities will receive $10 for each runner
who pre-registers under the organization’s name. The $20 pre-registration is
currently active online at
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9jy5fv6cbf2f868&oseq=&c=&ch= or by going to the events
page at _www.quassy.com_ (http://www.quassy.com/) and clicking through to
the registration page under the OKTOBERFEST listing.
Runners will register at 10 a.m. at the park on race day with a noon start
for the 5K. A poker run will also be part of the event with a variety of
Adult and family field games will start at 2:15 p.m. with awards at 4:30
p.m. Contests will include three-legged races, pumpkin toss and keg toss.
Barktoberfest Flying Disc Competition
The Yankee Flyers Dog and Disc Club will present Barktoberfest in the
great lawn area of the park on Sept. 28. Onsite registration starts at noon
with the competition slated to run 12:30 to 6 p.m. The event will feature an
UpDog Challenge, a combination of disc and agility for all levels of
competitors, according to Yankee Flyers President Corinne Brewer, who is
coordinating the competition.
Pre-registration is also available online at _www.yankeeflyers.com_
About The Park
Quassy Amusement Park is in its 105th year and features more than two-dozen
rides and attractions. The lakeside property is also home to “Splash Away
Bay” waterpark with the new “BulletBowl” water raft ride and “FreeFall”
extreme body slides. In addition, a children’s splash pad titled the “Fish
Pond” opened this year.
Quassy also features a new laser maze attraction in its huge arcade
Rides include the award-winning “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster, “Music
Fest,” “Yo-Yo” super swings, “Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower,” “Grand Carousel”
The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live
entertainment and special events.
Season passes for 2015 are on sale now at the park office and through the
Quassy Web site at _www.quassy.com_ (http://www.quassy.com/) . Company
picnics, school fieldtrips and other catered events are also being scheduled
through the park office at 203-758-2913.
Quassy is located at 2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64, in Middlebury, Conn.,
on the shores of Lake Quassapaug.
Ron Gustafson, director of marketing & public relations
Quassy Amusement Park
PO Box 887
2132 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
203-758-2913 ext. 109
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