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Due to ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19 and large gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Oktoberfest. But we still want to spread some Oktoberfest cheer … so we’ve launched our first ever “Virtual Oktoberfest” fundraiser, offering a unique way to celebrate the popular festival and raise important operating revenue for the museum.
To mark the 49th anniversary of Oktoberfest, the DAI is offering a unique online fundraising event that you won’t want to miss. Even though you can’t spend the traditional weekend at the museum, listening to polka bands, perusing the artisans and having a pretzel with a mug of beer, you can take the DAI’s party-in-a-box and have your own Oktoberfest celebration at home.
Virtual Oktoberfest offers an exclusive, limited-edition 2020 Oktoberfest mug and hat pin, as well as three different Oktoberfest t-shirts, and an invitation to a special livestream event to take place on September 26.
Three different Virtual Oktoberfest Party Packs are being offered:
• VIP Party Pack ($200): Contains the exclusive 2020 Oktoberfest mug, two Oktoberfest hat pins, two Oktoberfest logo t-shirts and an invitation to the Virtual Oktoberfest livestream event on September 26.
• General Admission Party Pack ($100): Contains the exclusive 2020 Oktoberfest mug, one Oktoberfest hat pin, one Oktoberfest logo t-shirt and an invitation to the Virtual Oktoberfest livestream event on September 26.
• Starter Party Pack ($50): Contains one Oktoberfest hat pin, one Oktoberfest logo t-shirt and an invitation to the Virtual Oktoberfest livestream event on September 26.
Each Party Pack offers the option to purchase two other Oktoberfest t-shirts designs: a “Dayton Strong” shirt and a “Beer Eye Chart” shirt. All three t-shirts may also be purchased individually, and a specially priced three-pack of Oktoberfest logo t-shirts is available. The Party Packs are the only way to purchase the Oktoberfest hat pin, and the VIP and General Admission Party Packs are the only way to purchase the 2020 Oktoberfest mug. The virtual livestream event on September 26 will feature music and other special surprises. More details about the livestream event will be released in September.
There are limited quantities, so purchase yours now before they sell out! All purchases will be curbside pick-up at the DAI; no Virtual Oktoberfest items will be shipped.