Herron-Morton Oktoberfest: Downtown Neighborhood Party

Indiana history is inextricably linked to that of German immigrants to the United States. With rich German landmarks like the Indianapolis Propylaum and Athenaum, its easy to experience a taste of Germany in Indianapolis. The historic Indianapolis neighborhood, Herron-Morton, plans to celebrate this German heritage at their Oktoberfest, September 24, 2011. This Indianapolis event features live music, great beer and delicious food. All proceeds go to support the Herron-Morton Place Foundation, dedicated to the revitalization of the beautiful Indianapolis downtown neighborhood. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10 the day of the event (cash only).

Simply put, Oktoberfest is a time to celebrate the changing season. Typically, Oktoberfest begins in the third weekend of September and runs through the first Sunday of October. The celebration originated with Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig when he married Princess Therese in 1810. The citywide celebration of his marriage was so popular, the Prince decided to make the event annual. It has been going strong in Bavaria and become a internationally recognized event, with Oktoberfests happening around the world.
The Herron-Morton neighborhood scales the size of the event back a bit. But what it lacks in girth, it more than makes up for in fun. This annual Indianapolis festival is the perfect excuse to enjoy the fall weather, good company of friends and loads of delicious beer. With proceeds going toward the Herron-Morton neighborhood park, attendees will have the satisfaction of knowing their beer buzz was attained for a good cause.

Both Upland Brewing Company (Bloomington, Indiana) and Schlafly Beer (Saint Louis, Missouri) will be on tap all day, offering Hoosiers delicious locally brewed beer. Plus, other Indiana beers will be available as well. While you are there, take a taste of Ivey Spice, which offers International foods to fill your belly. With beer and food in hand, enjoy live Indianapolis music from Kevin Crafton, Scott Kline, Johnny Burkhart and Fountain Square’s own Hero Jr.

Don’t miss this exciting Indianapolis festival at the Herron-Morton Place Park. Afterward, enjoy more food and drink from any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the most of the Circle City!

Herron-Morton Place Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 24, 2011
3 pm to 10 pm

Herron-Morton Place Park
1900 Block of Alabama
Indianapolis, IN 46202