23rd Annual OKTOBERFEST Slated At Quassy Amusement Park

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
Sept. 28.
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_
(http://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”
and more.
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
_ron@quassy.com_ (mailto:ron@quassy.com)
203-758-2913 ext. 109
_www.quassy.com_ (http://www.quassy.com/) and follow us FACEBOOK, TWITTER

SFNE Google Chat with SFNE from 08/28

Good morning!

For those who missed the SFNE on-line chat last evening, note that the
segment is available for viewing. See the link below in Jen McGrath’s e-mail.

See you in the queue,

Rus Ozana
New England Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
_rozana@ACEonline.org_ (mailto:rozana@ACEonline.org)
762 Coasters in 31 states and 15 countries
_www.ACENewEngland.org_ (http://www.acenewengland.org/)
_www.ACEonline.org_ (http://www.aceonline.org/)

In a message dated 8/29/2014 9:00:53 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jMcgrath

Good morning New England ACErs,
Thank you to those who were able to make it on last night’s Google Chat.
We had tons of fun and you all asked outstanding questions. We love all of
the participation and cannot wait for you to ride Wicked Cyclone in 2015.
For those of you who were unable to join, feel free to use the link below
or share it with your friends and family.
As always I am here to assist with park questions and wish you all a “
Wicked Weekend” J
Thanks for all of the support,
Jennifer McGrath
Communications Manager
Six Flags New England
(413) 786-9300 X3358

Record breaking New Attraction in 2014…400’ World’s Tallest!
Six Flags has more Coasters, more Characters, more Rides, and more Slides
than anyone in New England!
Want to join our team? Visit _www.sixflagsjobs.com_
(http://www.sixflagsjobs.com/) for an application.

Cedar Point HalloWeekends Invitation

I received an e-mail from Cedar Point. If you happen to be out in the
Sandusky, Ohio area on September 12, the invitation below will be of
particular interest.

See you in the queue,

Rus Ozana
New England Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
_rozana@ACEonline.org_ (mailto:rozana@ACEonline.org)
762 Coasters in 31 states and 15 countries
_www.ACENewEngland.org_ (http://www.acenewengland.org/)
_www.ACEonline.org_ (http://www.aceonline.org/)


HalloWeekends is coming and we’re introducing the new Hexed haunted house,
along with a new fright zone and an expanded Howl-O-Palooza family area.

On Friday, September 12, opening night, we’re hosting an invite-only sneak
peek. You’ll enjoy ERT on GateKeeper, delicious food and you’ll be the
first to take cautious steps through Hexed before the general public!

This event is open to officially-recognized coaster club members only!
Each person attending must be a club member. This is not the same as
CoasterMania! (where you can bring a guest who isn’t a member).

All attendees must register – no walk-ups. All the details can be found on
the registration page: https://www.cedarpoint.com/hwparty

A couple of reminders


Tonight (like, in 30 minutes):

Six Flags New England would like to invite you to a very special event.
Please be sure to join our Google Chat live on Thursday, August 28 at
7:00 p.m. as we discuss what is new in 2015. We invite all of you to ask
questions live as we share new and exciting happenings at our park including
Fright Fest.
We will also have some surprise guests join our chat, and be sure to tune
in to find out who. We will have to leave it a surprise for now.
Event: VIP Google Chat LIVE

Time: 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.


Registration is open for ACE Day at Canobie Lake Park [September 20].
Register by mail or online for a great day at the park with free parking,
admission, BBQ lunch and 90 minutes of ERT on ALL the roller coasters in the

Flier: http://www.aceonline.org/fliers/Canobie2014.pdf
Online registration: http://www.acenewengland.org/?page_id=662


Roller Coaster Race
Six Flags New England
Sept 6-7, 2014
Roller Coaster Race will hold a 10K, 5K and Roller Coaster Ride℠ Sept 6-7,
2014 at Six Flags New England near Springfield, MA.

* Event details are available on our _event webpage_
* _Press release_
* _Logo_
* _Video_ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boMcL1j-9×8) – Trailer
promoting Roller Coaster Race
* _Photos_ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rollercoasterrace) – On
our Flickr site

About Roller Coaster Race
Roller Coaster Race is a new national endurance running series partnering
with theme and amusement parks across the country to create family
destination travel events that encourage fitness and entertainment. The series will
be holding three events in 2014 and adding several more in 2015.



* 10K runners
* Family-oriented 5K run/walk
* Roller coaster enthusiasts

Charity partners
Charities can raise money by referring registrants, encouraging
registrants to fundraise, and recruiting volunteers.
* _YMCA of Greater Springfield_ (http://www.springfieldy.org/)
* _SYTA Youth Foundation_ (http://sytayouthfoundation.org/)


10K & 5K race course through the park
Part of the course takes place within Six Flags New England. See the _race
course map_

Unique & one-of-a-kind: Roller Coaster Ride℠
Ride 5K on the roller coasters and win a medal! This is a special
experience that you can’t find anywhere else, and is exclusively offered by Roller
Coaster Race.

Deal of free park ticket included with race registration
Ticket included with every registration! Discounts for season pass
holders, active military and veterans, and SDC employees.

5K run/walk for all ages
Runners of all levels and ages can participate.

Runners can bring the family
Runners with families will enjoy a way to experience a race together that
every member can enjoy.

Giveaways & promotions
Social media and radio giveaways have been pretty successful in increasing
awareness of the race. Here are some examples we’ve seen some good success
* Facebook post contest
* Twitter post contest
* Radio contest
* Radio stations forming teams of runners
* Emails/newsletters
Giveaways offer
We can giveaway registrations to help promote the race. Each registration
* Race entry
* Park ticket ($59.99 value)
* Free parking ($20 value)
* T-shirt/tech shirt
* Post-race party & awards
* Medal
If you can collect the names and email addresses, we’ll send them an email
with details of the race. If you also want to give some away via Facebook,
etc that works too!

Social Media
Be sure to “friend” us, repost tweets, share FB posts, etc

* Facebook _www.facebook.com/runorride_
* Twitter _twitter.com/runorriderace_
* YouTube _www.youtube.com/user/rollercoasterrace_
* Instagram _www.instagram.com/runorride/_
* Pinterest _www.pinterest.com/runorride/_
* Flickr _www.flickr.com/photos/rollercoasterrace_
* Google+ _www.google.com/+Rollercoasterrace_

Adam Slate
Director, Roller Coaster Race
218 West Water Street, Suite 400
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
_adams@rollercoasterrace.com_ (mailto:adams@rollercoasterrace.com)
(434) 951-8572