Bartlesville Oktoberfest set to benefit OK Mozart

Bartlesville has joined the ranks of Tulsa and Choctaw as cities in Oklahoma that celebrate the fall tradition practiced yearly in Germany – a celebration of beer and of brewing.

But this northeastern Oklahoma city's version is designed to help further a uniquely Bartlesville summer tradition of celebrating music.

"We are pleased to be doing an OK Mozart Oktoberfest for a second year," said OK Mozart Executive Director Shane Jewell, saying OK Mozart launched the idea last year. "Happily, it was embraced with great enthusiasm, so we knew this was the start of something exciting for Bartlesville and the response has been terrific."

The event, dubbed Wolfgang's "Wurst" Event, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bartlesville Community Center and will feature a complimentary bratwurst dinner, drink tickets for beer or wine, live music by the PolkaMeisters, a chicken dance, and both a live and silent auction.

Among the items to be featured in the live auction are an original painting by Native American artist Brent Learned, a director's chair autographed by the cast and director of the movie "August: Osage County," an AOC cast-autographed car parking permit,
a Kansas City Chiefs package including game tickets, lodging and other items, and an OK Mozart 2013 "all-access package" that includes tickets for all festival performances and house concerts, VIP Festival event passes and reception invitations.

Silent auction items include jewelry from McCoy's, a Hopestone designer original blouse and scarf, Broadway in Bartlesville season tickets, a Sunnyside Vineyards tour and wine tasting for eight, handcrafted jewelry, home décor accessories, and more. Altogether, some 30 silent auction items have been amassed.

T ickets are available for $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight and can be purchased online , at the OKM Box Office at 415 S. Dewey Avenue in Bartlesville or by calling 918-336-9800.

The OK MOZART International Festival takes place every June in Bartlesville.

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