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Appleton’s Octoberfest In Need of Volunteers and Food Vendors

Appleton’s Octoberfest and License to Cruise, programs of the Fox Cities Chamber, will be held again this fall. Octoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 30 on College Avenue in Appleton. License to Cruise events will be held the day prior on Friday, Sept. 29.

The Octoberfest Committee is in need of almost 800 volunteers for Saturday, Sept. 30. The most critical volunteer positions include bartenders, bar managers and block captains. Volunteers must be over the age of 21 and do not need a bartending license unless managing a bar. Registration is available at octoberfestonline.org/volunteer.

There is also a critical need for food vendors at License to Cruise and Appleton’s Octoberfest. This is a great way for non-profits to raise awareness and funds for their mission. The application to participate is at octoberfestonline.org/food-vendor-information.

“Volunteers and food vendors are integral to the success of these events. We love hearing from the people and groups that look forward to coming back to help us out year after year. That excitement and support from our volunteers and vendors is going to help us continue to make Octoberfest one of our community’s favorite traditions for many years to come,” says Becky Bartoszek, President and CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber.

The mission for Appleton’s Octoberfest has remained the same since it was founded in 1981: to support local businesses and the Fox Cities’ economy, as well as raise funds for local nonprofits and reinvest in the community. In total, over the past 40 years, over 2.5 million dollars have been given to local non-profits. This community impact wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers, vendors and sponsors that come together to put on this mile-long celebration of food, fun, and philanthropy.

For more information about Octoberfest, visit octoberfestonline.org. Key sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email jwickersham@foxcitieschamber.com for details.

About Appleton’s Octoberfest

Appleton’s Octoberfest, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber, is a two-day festival in Appleton, Wisconsin. Octoberfest has grown to hosting 200,000 attendees annually, with 100 food booths supporting nonprofit organizations, a large arts and crafts market, and entertainment for all. License to Cruise, a classic car show, kicks off the festival on Friday night. The mission of the first event was the same as it is today, to support local businesses and the Fox Cities’ economy, as well as raise funds for local nonprofits and reinvest in the community. When you attend Octoberfest, you are giving back to the Fox Cities community! For more information and a complete event schedule visit octoberfestonline.org. Follow Octoberfest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

About Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members.  The Fox Cities Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities within the counties of Outagamie, Calumet and the northern portion of Winnebago.  The Fox Cities Chamber plays a leadership role in regional economic development efforts in Northeastern Wisconsin.  For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com.