There is an awesome event happening tomorrow (9/11) in Dubuque's Millwork District that you won't want to miss!

It's called Blocktoberfest. This event is considered a metro block party featuring a traditional German Octoberfest. It's going to have it all... music, food and fun!

It will run from 11am until 6pm and everyone is welcome. There's no cost to attend, but you will need money if you're purchasing food, drink or merchandise.

The Dupaco Kids Zone will run from noon to 4pm and be run by 11 local companies featuring free activities for the kids. It includes Henna tattoos, punk rock hairdos, mural wall painting, a bounce house, kids yoga, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk, fire truck tours, coloring books and giant building blocks.

Olliewood Action Sports will host a skate and BMX competition.

There will be a live mural painting with Stina Henslee and Dalton Leisen.

Enjoy live music from High Five Sinners, The Struggle and Raggae Rapids.

The Volv Strong Man area will feature fun like beer yoga, beer stein races, a tug-of-war between the police and firefighters and other activities with BustinAxe.

Food vendors will include Brazen, Copper Kettle, Gino's East and more!

At 2pm the traditional German Octoberfest will begin with 4 local breweries releasing their Octoberfest beers! It includes 7 Hills, Dimensional, Jubeck New World and Backpocket.

Proceeds from the event will benefit two local groups... St. Mark's Youth Enrichment (providing healthy and enriching after school programs in Dubuque) and Challenge 2 Change (who focus primarily on the practices of fitness, yoga, meditation and daily mindfulness).

For more information, visit the BLOCKTOBERFEST WEBSITE.

I'll see you there!

~Chris Farber


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