- Oktoberfest -

Food & Beer

- Presented by Maiden Alley Cinema -

The Bavarian-themed food spread has always been provided by the wonderful gang at Kirchhoff’s Bakery and we wouldn't change a thing.

As not only a community staple, but also a business that has a rich history in Paducah, they take great pride in every item they make and they don’t mess around where sausage is concerned.  Not only are there a variety of sausage choices, there are also pretzels, a variety of cheeses, German potato salad, strudel and more.  Beef tongue has been known to make an appearance as well as blood sausage.  

In 2019 we are very excited to welcome back Dry Ground Brewing Company (Paducah, KY), Mile Wide Beer Company (Louisville, KY), Paducah Beer Werks (Paducah, KY), West Sixth (Lexington, KY), Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI), Scratch Brewing Company (Ava, IL), Blue StallionRhinegeist (Cincinnati, OH), Schlafly Beer (St. Louis, MO), Against the Grain Brewery (Louisville, KY), Perrylodgic Brewing Company (Paris, TN), Wooden Cask (Newport, KY), Dam Brewhaus (Benton, KY) and Goodwood (Louisville, KY). This day is about celebrating the delicious flavors of craft beer, giving attendees a wide variety of styles from which to choose.

We always have representatives from each brewery at Maiden Alley Oktoberfest, giving attendees the opportunity to meet the people behind the beer.  They are also invited to create a special brew specifically for the event as well as work together on collaboration beers!

To keep our event top notch we will always invite a variety of local and regional breweries.  From time to time we will most likely go beyond the definition of regional, but we commit to always bring you a great variety of beer options.  We also want to celebrate the beauty of supporting other local businesses as much as we can.  As a non-profit organization we rely on buy-in from our patrons and appreciate them on a level that goes beyond simply money in our pockets

From working with amazing brewery reps to the wonderful distributors of Heidelberg, Clark, Dauntless, Golden Eagle and Beer House, it our pleasure to build those relationships for future success.  

We can't talk about food without mentioning our traditional Oktoberfest Beer Dinner that kicks off the weekend of fun!  This year we are very excited to carry on the tradition as we host the Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Freight House, with Chef Sara Bradley creating a four-course meal.  Beer pairings will be announced closer to time.  The dinner is hosted with family style seating and large plates to share.

NEW IN 2017 we added the Roof Brothers VIP Tasting Lounge that offering premiere tastings of specially tapped unique brews.  They were tapped throughout the day AND participants received a commemorative tasting glass in addition the stein!!!

IN 2019 we are working extra hard to get some "unicorn brews" that will be a special treat and you won't want to miss.

Participating Breweries