The biggest party of the year in Soulard is still Mardi Gras, but the neighborhood's Oktoberfest celebration is growing in size and popularity. Soulard Oktoberfest 2013 is a three-day festival filled with German food, beer, live music and more. Here's everything you need to know to have a great time at Soulard Oktoberfest.
Soulard's celebration isn't the only party in town, for more ideas, check out the Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in St. Louis.
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Food and drinks are a big part of the fun at any Oktoberfest celebration. In Soulard, there are beer tents and vendors throughout the festival selling popular German brews like Paulaner and Kulmbacher, as well as hometown beers including Schlafly.
When you get hungry, there are plenty of options for a bite to eat. Try a brat, pretzel or other German fare. Food prices range from $3 for a giant pretzel, to $5 for a bratwurst, to $12 for bar-b-qued ribs or roasted chicken.
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General admission tickets are $10 for each day. Children younger than 12 get in free. Adults can also get in for free if the are dressed in German attire. That means lederhosen, dirndls or shirts from previous Soulard Oktoberfest celebrations. If you really want to live it up, VIP tickets are also available. As a VIP, you get access to the exclusive VIP tents and port-a-potties, food and drink specials.