WRIF's Rocktoberfest to debut September 25 at Heritage Park in Taylor

101 WRIF is proud to announce the debut of “Rocktoberfest” from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 25 at Taylor's Heritage Park.

Rocktoberfest will be a celebration of the arrival of fall, featuring great food, the “Marines Man Card Village” with vendors and games, an Oktoberfest Beer Sampler, the WRIF Beer Pong Finals, a “Sports Den” to watch all your favorite sports and live music in the Biergarden throughout the day from The Polish Muslims, Cruizin’ Jupiter, Mustache Baby and Rockstar.

Admission to the event is free. There will be a fee for parking. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, the Friends of Ford Senior Center in Taylor and the family of Cpl. Matthew Edwards, the Taylor police officer who was recently killed in the line of duty.

In keeping with the spirit and tradition of the actual Oktoberfest held in Munich, Germany each September, a representative of the City of Taylor will honor the event by “tapping the first keg” to commence this year’s Rocktoberfest.

“We are very excited that WRIF has selected the City of Taylor to host their first annual Rocktoberfest event," said Dennis McDermott, deputy director of the City of Taylor Department of Golf, Parks and Recreation. "This promises to be a fun and safe event for all who attend. We’re hoping to make it an annual event.”

Heritage Park is located at 12111 Pardee Road.

Leading up to Rocktoberfest, local Beer Pong teams will have the chance to hone their skills at several pre-party tournaments that will take place at venues throughout Downriver. (Only water will be used to play the game.) The 16 semifinalist teams from these tournaments will go on to the finals, which will take place at Rocktoberfest. One team will win the grand prize: a trip for two to Las Vegas for the World Series of Beer Pong® Finals! For more info on pre-party tournaments, go to www.wrif.com.

WRIF-FM is owned and operated by Greater Boston Radio Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media Inc., the parent company of 23 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.