NORTH FORK — Don your lederhosen and get yourself to a wild west saloon, as the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites the community to celebrate the season with Oktoberfest at Bandit Town.
Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, and two bands will take the stage. First on is Bill Clifton’s Chicken and Whiskey Blues Band, followed by The Executive Rocker Show.
Chicken and Whiskey is made of up Paul Chaney, Bill Clifton, Lonnie Gruver and Craig Carter.
The Executive Rocker Show is comprised of musicians Don Davis, Lamar Leathers, and Jeff Bryon playing classic rock, oldies, modern country and a mixture of danceable funk songs.
Terri’s Crumb Snatchers catering truck will be on hand with famous stuffed baked potatoes and homemade desserts for sale, and new member Mark Ahren’s delicious BBW tri-tip and grilled bratwurst will tempt the tastebuds tremendously. In addition, new member Brian’s Caricatures will be on site to capture faces whimsically and artistically throughout the event.
This night is a fundraiser, explains the Chamber’s Dee Salazar, and they have only two big ones a year — Hot August Night and Oktoberfest. Together, the functions bring in funds that help with organizational operating costs and various projects. Currently, Dee says they want to upgrade the visitors center, as well as continue the high school scholarship fund, and have a little left over for ribbon cuttings and other events.
The fun starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and lasts until 11 p.m. Bandit Town is located at 55420 Road 226 in North Fork — it’s the old west re-envisioned as the home of music festivals, boutiques, pop-up shops, guest rooms, camping, wedding chapel, and rodeo arena. And Oktoberfest!
The cost to enter is $10. For more information, contact the North Fork Chamber at (559) 415-8002 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to connect residents and visitors to opportunities in tourism, economic development, community organizations, businesses and special events.