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Funktober Fest 2018

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Start Date:
October 06, 2018
End Date:
October 06, 2018
Spirits Food & Friends
Ready to get FUNKY? Click here to buy tickets online.

Mark your calendars for the FUNKIEST festival in Central Louisiana. The 4th Annual Funktoberfest will be held on October 6, 2018. This non-profit festival showcases craft beer samples from professional micro-breweries, a home brewers competition with sampling and incredible live music. 

2018 Music Line-up to be announced Thursday, July 19th at Huckleberry Brewing

Funktoberfest is proudly brought to you again by a group of amazing sponsors, enthusiasts of craft beer, music, and the arts. We collectively share the desire to give back to the community in which we live. 

Funtoberfest VIPs get in at 2 p.m. avoiding lines for limited supply brews and General Admission will begin at 3 pm. Attendees vote with their dollars for the “People’s Choice” award during the Homebrewer competition. Money raised will benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation. The homebrews will be judged by each homebrewer and a “Top Brewer” will be awarded. 

The first three Funktoberfests were LEGENDARY. The non-profit event has raised close to $50,000 for TIPITINA'S INSTRUMENTS A' COMIN PROGRAM. Every penny stayed right here in OUR community. 2017 School Awardees will be annoucned at the Funk Nation Kickoff Party on July 19th!

Our local school music programs are counting on you to attend the most Funktabulous Party! You know we have a good time RAIN or SHINE! This year is going to be bigger and better with many new enhancements to the overall experience. Don't miss out on a VIP experience like no other.







I don't have a question, but I do have a FUNKY-Awesome idea!

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is a family-friendly event but you must be 21 or older to sample. ID's WILL BE CHECKED. Don't leave it at home.

What is the difference in a VIP Admission and General Admission?

VIP Admission - $100 

VIP Experience: Stache Vintage Rentals by Jocelynn Tudor

Don't miss the party inside the party at this year's Funktoberfest! We are creating an eclectic lounge environment with vintage ambiance for all our VIP's to hang out. 

VIP Ticket includes the Friday Funky Pre-Party!

Taste Exclusive Offerings in VIP only 

• VIP-Only Sampling of creative Signature Cocktails and an Award Winning BBQ plate from "The Cowboy Chef" Brodie Paul included in the VIP ticket price

Exclusive Amenities 

Private Air-Conditioned Restrooms �

LSU Game on Giant Screen 

�Fun Games & Activities

Collectors Tasting Glass 

Prime Viewing Area for ALL Bands

Exclusive Funktoberfest VIP Kick Off 2nd Line Dance Party 

VIP early entrance at 2 p.m.

Complimentary beer sampling until 6 p.m. 

We are creating the ultimate VIP lounge experience for our guests. It is recommended that you bring lawn chairs if you would like to sit outside the VIP area.

General Admission - $38 in Advance $48 at the door

Doors open at 3 p.m. �
Complimentary beer sampling until 6 p.m. 
Live music until 10 p.m. 

It is recommended that you bring lawn chairs or a blanket for sitting outside on festival grounds.

Military & Law Enforcement Discount - $30 in Advance $40 at the door

(Must present Military / Law Enforcement ID at door)

Doors open at 3 p.m. 
Complimentary beer sampling until 6 p.m. 
Live music until 10 p.m. 

It is recommended that you bring lawn chairs or a blanket for sitting outside on festival grounds.

Designated Driver - $15

No alcoholic beverages will be served but you can enjoy all Funktoberfest has to offer 

What's this year's music line up? 

2018 Line up will be announced on July 19, 2018

Is there food available?

Yes! Some of Louisiana's favorites

I don't like beer but my friends do, what can I drink?

No worries, Jack's Drinks will be onsite pouring your favorite frozen drinks, cocktails and other libations. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

CAN BRING...a lawn chair, a hat, sunscreen or maybe a poncho... either way it will be a FUNKY GOOD TIME!

CAN'T BRING...Please, no outside food or drink.

What about parking?

Parking will be limited near the event, and Spirits Food & Friends parking lot will be barricaded and only available to staff, vendors, and artists. We recommend carpooling, riding bikes, or public transportation. Please be respectful of area businesses and our neighbors in the garden district when choosing a parking spot.

What if it rains?

Funktoberfest is a rain or shine event. Drinking awesome craft beer and listening to great music for a great cause is a great idea!

This sounds like a cool event and I'd like to help, can I volunteer?

Absolutely, like us on Facebook and sign up for email updates for more info.

I bought a ticket, when will I receive my wristband?

A photo ID and your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband the day of Funktoberfest at the check-in station in front of Spirits Food & Friends on Texas Ave. Check-in opens at 1pm. Gates at 2pm for VIP. 3pm for GA.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Lee Gwinn, Matt Ranson and Liz Lowry


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