The theme for tonight’s Audio Wasabi is “Songs I Wrote/Songs I Wish I Wrote” and features Scott Savoy.
Audio Wasabi is a collection of musicians playing weekly themes hosted by Brian Chaffee & invited guests.
Want to play Wasabi? Call Brian at (978) 821-5786.
Thursday nights also feature Ladies’ Night from 8:00 till 10:00 PM in the pub, featuring 1/2 Price Appetizers for ladies in groups of 2 or more. Quench your thirst with our $6 Martini of the Moment Special.
Our 14th Oktoberfest “Party in the Street” at the Gardner Ale House!
Beer Garden, Beer Maidens, Food, Moon Hill Brewing Co. Beer, Live Music (4 Bands!), Lawn Games for Adults, Face Painting, Sidewalk Art & Bubble Fun for Kids, Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg & Debut of the 14th Oktoberfest Lager, 11th Annual Gardner Chair Luge, Free Admission
The day looks like this…
11:00 AM Gardner Makes! Steamroller Printmaking by Chair City Community Workshop
11:30 AM Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg & Debut of the 14th Oktoberfest Lager
2:00 PM 11th Annual Gardner Chair Luge
The Muppets theme, Registration at Noon
Brought to you by the Acadien Social Club, Gardner Ale House, Moon Hill Brewing Co. & Gardner Festival Committee
NEW in 2019 for the Gardner Chair Luge…TWO!!! 1st Place Prizes of $200 & bragging rights for the year…one to the Fastest Luge…the other to the Most Muppetational Luge. That’s right, this year’s theme is The Muppets. Get Muppety, be your Muppetiest, win $200 & all the Chair Luge glory…we’re talking to you, Kermy. 2nd & 3rd Place prizes will be awarded to the 2nd & 3rd Fastest Luges.
Want to enter the Luge? Go here: gardnerale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Chair-Luge-Registration-Forms-and-Rules-2019-1.pdf
3:30 PM Safehill Taking it back to the decade they were born in, these guys are solid 90s Rock.
5:15 PM The Green Sisters A Bluegrass/Newgrass quartet from Worcester County. The four local sisters sing tight harmonies while switching instruments from upright bass to fiddle to acoustic guitar to banjo. They deliver authentic Kentucky Soul while being totally original.
7:00 PM Electric Green Co. A local groove based Blues, Rock, Jazz fusion Funk band.
8:45 PM The Sufferin’ Bastards Local classic Rock band playing all your classics and favorites.
In the Street & the West St. Parking Lot & the Maki Lawn
Beer, Food, Beer, Food, Greater Gardner Characters, Lesser Gardner Characters, My Sweet Escape Treats, Sweet & Savory Food Truck, Priscilla Candy Shop, Lakins Childrens Fine Apparel, PYCA, Red Apple Farm, Grateful Dans Tye Dye, Acadien Social Club Beer Tent, The Moonlighters (Homebrewers Club) Beer Tent, the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, Corn Hole, Kids’ Stuff, Rick’s iPod Play List (which is for sale), all 115 Ale House Employees, The cutest 15 HUGE security guards (for your protection) and scads of other activities all over Gardner. We really LOVE the last Saturday in September and we want to give it to you! Did we say CORN HOLE? Our favoritest game, freakin’ ever. Ohmygosh a beer and corn hole is like heaven to me (Rick quote).
Inside the Ale House
Exquisite German fare including sausage plates, Wiener Schnitzel and whatever the kitchen comes up with this year in the way of authentic German delicacies. This finer German cuisine can only be had inside the Ale House.
The City of Gardner has some pretty decent on-street parking. Of course, Parker St. and West St., the streets for the Oktoberfest, are closed. However all around City Hall is good parking including the lots behind City Hall and this year a public lot will be open off of Connors St. Streets leading out of the center of the City are generally good going west, south, north, and City Hall as mentioned. The West. St. Municipal Parking Lot (across the street from the Gardner Ale House at 74 Parker St.) is closed for parking, as it is set up with a beer tent, food tent, vendors, our live music stage, lawn games for adults, free face painting and sidewalk art for kids, etc. for the festivities.
Want to enter the Luge? Early Registration for $30 deadline is September 20th. After September 20th through race day, registration is $50. Find the Registration Form & Rules here: gardnerale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Chair-Luge-Registration-Forms-and-Rules-2019-1.pdf
This year’s theme: The Muppets
What’s NEW this year? TWO!! 1st Place Prizes
1st Place Prizes $200 in $1 bills & bragging rights for the year goes to…
Fastest Win all the races, win $200.
Most Muppetational The most sensational, inspirational, celebrational Muppet‐themed luge wins $200.
2nd Place & 3rd Place prizes are awarded to the 2nd & 3rd fastest Luges.
The Gardner Chair Luge is held in Downtown Gardner during the Oktoberfest “Party in the Street” at the Gardner Ale House. The idea is to get a chair, put wheels on it, put some kind of brakes and steering on it, don a helmet and roll downhill, starting at the Gardner Ale House and finishing at Beauregard Liquors. Teams of two build their ride and race each other down the street for about 200 yards, trying not to crash, and the winner is crowned champion. The Acadien Social Club features “Human Bumpers” and a locally known emcee who’s shtick and costume are always a surprise. A theme is chosen each year (Hollywood this year!) to add spice and laughter, and direct the Lugers to dress up.
The Gardner Chair Luge was created in 2009. The event has since been taken on as a collaborative project by the Acadien Social Club, Gardner Ale House, and Gardner Festival Committee.
IT’S THE EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!
Chili, chowdah, beer and wine served up by local restaurants, breweries and vintners.
$25 per person in advance. $30 at the door. Buy today, save $5!
Vendors to look forward to at the event (more coming soon!):
Berkshire Brewing Company
Blueprint New American Bar and Grill
Edesia Cafe – formerly NuCafe
Gardner Ale House
Great Wolf Lodge
Hardwick Vineyard & Winery
Heywood Wakefield Commons
KRO’s on the Common (NEW restaurant opening in 2020!)
Moon Hill Brewing Co.
The Southside Grille and Margarita Factory
The Tavern On Central
Advanced registration requested:
Click “tickets”, (978) 632-1780, Chamber@gardnerma.com or online at https://business.gardnerma.com/events/details/chili-chowder-taste-off-brew-sampling-1228
VENDORS- SIGN UP TODAY, SPACE IS LIMITED!
This is a great opportunity to market your business and highlight the hospitality industry in our region.
Does your establishment serve up the greatest Chili by far? or wicked awesome Chowdah? If so, then the trophy can be yours!
Or perhaps you would like to promote your latest and greatest brew or vino to hundreds of people?
We hope you will join us!
*There is NO VENDOR FEE to participate! The Chamber will cover the cost of the Food Permit and will submit all forms to the Town of Phillipston Board of Health.
Contact Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce at Chamber@gardnerma.com or (978) 632-1780 to sign up or for more information. Visit gardnerma.com.