Octoberfest Aims To Keep It Local
Tickets are still available for Octoberfest this weekend.
Sample food and drink from local restaurants, check out the latest fall clothing trends from Marblehead shops and enter to win prizes, including a getaway to the Bahamas, while supporting the YMCA and Chamber of Commerce members.
Tickets are still available for the Chamber of Commerce's Octoberfest at Corinthian Yacht Club Friday at 7 p.m. In a partnership with the Lynch Van Otterloo YMCA, the annual event will include a food and sprits tastings and live and silent auction.
"The event is always good fun and showcases chamber members," Chamber President Ann Marie Casey said. "A percentage of the proceeds will go to the YMCA for their Y For All programing."
The "Y for All" program, provides financial assistance to deserving individuals and families, giving them the opportunity to participate in YMCA activities.
"In the past we've attracted 200 people but this year we will have closer to 300," Casey said. "With our partnership with the Y, they have 14,000 members and we are attracting a larger audience this year."
In addition to tastings of local restaurants' wine and spirit selection, party-go-ers will be able to bid on live and silent auction items.
"Our members have been very generous and we have some wonderful items," Casey said.
Through Wednesday, a sneak peak of the auction items is available online.
Raffle tickets are now available online for the trip for two, airfare included, four days, three nights at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, Coral Tower. Tickets are $10 per ticket or $20 for three tickets. Call 781-631-2868 or visit Marblehead Chamber of Commerce for tickets. Tickets are also available at: The Landing Restaurant, Madam Had'em, Moran Studios, DS Designs, Marblehead Bank, See Marcia Lewis, Marblehead Patch - Contact Tom Burke - 781-698-7487, Eastern Bank, See Cathy Gallagher and ShipShape.
The Drawing will be held at 9:30p.m. at Octoberfest. You do not need to be present to win. Travel arrangements are courtesy of Flagship Travel.
Participating Restaurants & Caterers
Ataraxis Tavern, Capt's Waterfront Grill, Jack-Tar American Tavern, Caffe Italia, Three Cod Tavern, Corinthian Yacht Club, The Landing Restaurant, Hooked Seafood & Grill, Marblehead Cafe & Chowder Company, Every Little Breeze Catering, Pellino's, and Crosby's.
Participating Spirits Vendors
Boston Wine Company, MS Walker, Harpoon, Ipswich IPA, and Goslings Rum
Fashion Show & Entertainment
Code 51 Musical Entertainment
Keep It Local Fashion Show Participating businesses include Madam Had'em, DS Designs, Scuppers, Bus Stop, Babe, Moran Studios, FL Woods, Sea Gull Gift Shop, Marblehead Outfitters,Rags to Riches, Something Suitable, Arabella Lingerie, Lynn Marine Supply, Atlantis, Moore & Moore Hairdressing, Irresistibles, Mahri, She, Paper Moon, French & Italian, O'Ramas.
Sneak Preview of Items at the Event
Ride into The Landing on the Lobster boat with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas Walk on December 4, be a guest bartender at The Landing Restaurant, win an autographed Dustin Pedroia ball donated by Salem Five, pair of Bruins corporate premium seats tickets donated by Cataldo Ambulance, win 2 tickets to a Chorus Line at the North Shore Music Theatre, Historic House Plaque donated by Lettering by Carrie, Autographed Harry Potter cast 8 by 10 photo donated by the Autograph Store, and accessories, clothing, and jewelry donated by our local businesses participating in the Fashion Show.
Sneak Preview of Online Auction Items – runs through October 13
Auction will close at 11 p.m. on Wed, October 13. This site can be accessed at http://marbleheadchamber.cmarket.com or through the Chamber site at www.marbleheadchamber.org. This will accommodate out of the area bidders, offer additional exposure for donating businesses and allow people to preview items prior to the event. Some of the items that are exclusively online include: Hot air balloon ride for 4, 5 Day/4 night escape to Cancun, Mexico, 2 Tickets to Lady Gaga concert of your choice, Kevin Youkilis signed baseball with Gold Glove display case
Items that are Online and at the Event
Aerosmith Guitar band signed electric guitar, Jimmy Buffet autographed record album, Lance Armstrong signed, framed & matted 11x14 photograph, Taylor Swift signed, framed & matted 16x20 photograph.