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CTRC Announces Return of Oktoberfest at the Central Terminal

There’s more big news for the Central Terminal, and this time it comes in the form of a giant German beer blast! Ah, remember the days when Oktoberfest was held at the terminal? It was incredible! The place was filled to the brim with revelers, who were dancing, eating, drinking, and toasting to the magnificent structure.

Eventually fewer events were hosted at the terminal, as the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) got to work on restoration efforts. In the meantime, Octoberfests have been popping up all over the city, but quite frankly, once you’ve raised a beer stein at the terminal, there’s nothing else quite like it.

“This is the perfect way to cap off an excellent event season at the Terminal,” said Jim Hycner, chair of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation Board of Directors. “The interest in the Terminal this year has been absolutely amazing, so we’re excited to be able to bring back Oktoberfest to the Terminal’s event lineup.”

Recently, The Terminal has seen some excellent advancements, including $90,000 of cosmetic upgrades to the concourse (courtesy of the movie “Marshall”), new light sconces (donated by the retirees of the Local 71 Sheet Metal Workers Union) and roof and electrical work that are making the building hospitable for a number of events and productions. Goo Goo Dolls shot their most recent music video there, and Ken Block’s Gymkhana Nine car drifting video was also shot in and around the building. Since airing online, the video has garnered more than 10 million views on YouTube.

“We’re so happy to be able to bring so many people in to see all the progress and experience the history of the Terminal on such a regular basis,” said CTRC vice chairman Paul Lang. “It’s truly a tribute to our invaluable volunteers for all their hard work, and we can’t wait to continue to expand our events calendar for 2017.”

Other upcoming events this fall at the Terminal include the Beyond Ghosts Halloween and Monster Festival on Oct. 8, and a series of Candlelight Tours with Beyond Ghosts Oct. 14, 15, 20 and 21.

Oktoberfest to the Terminal

Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 6-11 pm

Music by Those Idiots and authentic German beer and food from Potts Catering

Tickets for Oktoberfest at the Terminal are $10 and are available via online presale or at the door. This is a 21-and-over event, and parking is free.


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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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