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Celebrate Hoptoberfest at Walking Man Brewery

Celebrate Fall in the Gorge at Hoptoberfest!

Saturday, Sept. 18, Stevenson, welcomes the fourth annual Hoptoberfest at Walking Man Brewery. This will be a day-long event featuring sunshine, great beer, food, music and games.

From noon to 10 p.m., Walking Man will serve fresh microbrews all made in-house, and food from vendors including salmon from The Skamania Lodge.

Free, live music goes all day and the bands are superb this year.

String Helix, four young men from central Oregon who are perking up ears with their bluegrass flavored world music will play from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hood River's own All Night Station, an alternative country rock-a-billy band will play from 5-7 p.m. And a returning favorite from last year, the ever popular funk-jam band Funk Shui will play from 7-10 p.m.

"Families are welcome, we'll also have homemade root beer and ginger ale," said owner and brewer, Bob Craig. And there will be plenty of games and prizes.

Last year's keg toss was a huge hit, as was the somewhat messy egg toss! Games will be played from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with great prizes like free root beer for a year for the winners of the egg toss.

As if that's not enough, check out the HotRods and Harleys across the street at Teo Park, and that's where Curtis Salgado will be from 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Walking Man will have a circus tent set up in case of rain and a good time is sure to be had by all!

Part of the day's proceeds will be donated to The United Way of Klickitat and Skamania Counties, who also host a silent auction with great items all day long.


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