Announcing GF Oktoberfest: What It Is & How You Win

By September 15, 2015Blog, News & Events

HOLY SCHNITZEL! It’s almost Oktober. (No, that was not a typo… that was foreshadowing.) We’ve got an event, and a contest to announce.

We are so pleased and excited to co-host the First Annual GF Oktoberfest in YYC! Yes, you read that right. EVERYTHING will be gluten-free!

Oktoberfest is a traditional autumn festival held in Munich, Germany, every October that features beer-drinking and merrymaking. I’ve actually been there before… and it’s as awesome as it sounds. The ONLY problem with Oktoberfest (besides the cost of a trans-atlantic ticket to get there) is that it’s FULL of gluten! Everywhere you turn, gluten. People are downing pints of it. They’re smashing warm pretzels. Feasting on perogies.


So, this year, we wanted to give all you gluten-free Calgarians a chance to experience the party for yourselves, right here in the city. Together with our partners, Amber Approved and the Canadian Celiac Association, we’ll do our best to replicate everything, minus the gluten of course! Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you:

Assorted Bratwurst and vealwurst
Gluten free Pretzels
Gluten free perogies
Braised cabbage
Gluten free Shnitzel
German Potato Salad
Mixed Green Salad
Gluten free spatzle
Sauerbraten Live action Carving station
Gluten free brownie
Fresh fruit platters for those who can’t eat dairy in dessert.

OH! And of course, a selection of gluten-free beer. (Did you read my most recent GF beer review?)

We are so lucky to have Care Bakery and Stella’s Gluten Free sponsor the event with their delicious eats! Don’t miss this event. Get your tickets today! (We even have a few early bird tickets left for those of you that want to save a few bucks…)

Or, try your hand at winning some! That’s right, we’re doing a giveaway.

One lucky winner is going to win 2 tickets to this party! 

How to win: Post a picture of you in your best Oktoberfest get up (lederhosen? hat?) and tell us what you’re most excited for at this event! You can post on Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram. Tag @gfyyc and use the #GFOktoberfest hashtag to be entered to win. You have until Sunday, September 20th and the winner will be posted Monday morning.

Aaaaand go.




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