Tapped-tober comes to Natchitoches, craft beer and wine festival

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Get ready for a new festival in Natchitoches that’s sure to provide a fun-filled time for the whole family! Tapped-tober, the ultimate craft beer and wine festival, will be held on the downtown riverbank Saturday, Oct. 13 from 12-10:30 pm.

This is the first festival of its kind in Natchitoches, and while it features a kid’s zone, live music, food trucks and more, it also has a very important mission.

When disease such as cancer threatens you or your loved ones, transportation to and from treatments should be the last thing you’re troubled with. All proceeds from Tapped-tober will be presented to Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Foundation and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation to support the transportation assistance of cancer patients in the Natchitoches area.

“The Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Foundation was created so that we could truly help our local patients,” said Sarah Stewart, director of the Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center. “Natchitoches does not have public transportation (Uber, City Buses, Taxis, etc.) and we have watched numerous patients struggle to get to and from treatment. Proceeds from Tapped-Tober will go toward the purchase of a new van to assist our patients with their transportation needs.”

Proceeds will also go toward the purchase of a new 3D mammography machine at the hospital’s new Women’s Breast Center, a women-focused facility with the best technology in mammogram services.

“We’re excited to partner with the Cancer Center to provide access to cancer detection and care right here in our home town,” said Tom Matuschka, NRMC vice president of business development and philanthropy.

What to expect at Tapped-tober:

Live music from A Thousand Horses, Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws, and Southern Roots
LSU vs. Georgia game on a huge digital screen on the stage
Kids Zone with inflatables and the Cenla VR Video Rental Truck
Fireworks at 9pm

“At the end of this, all that matters are that we accomplish our goal to help raise the money needed to help people in the community,” said Brandon Beard of Beard and Brock Marketing, one of the festival organizers.

Pre- Sale Online Admission Prices online at www.tappedtober.com

General Admission Ages 10 & up $10

Military/First Responders/Students/Teachers/Healthcare Professionals $5

Event Day Gate Admission Prices

General Admission Ages 12 & up $15

Military/Veterans/First Responders/Students/Teachers/Healthcare Professionals $10

Children ages 12 & under Free (Optional: Kid Zone armbands $10 all day play)

SCHEDULE:

12pm Gates Open

1-2pm VIP Tasting Hour

2:30 Live Football on a digital Screen

2-6pm Craft Beer & Wine Tasting

5pm Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws

6:30pm Home Brewer Winner Announcements

7pm Southern Roots

8:30pm Raffle Winner Announcement

9pm Fireworks

9:15pm A Thousand Horses

10:30pm Close

Drink Tickets (Craft Beer & Wine Samples)

1 Sample for $3 5 Samples for $10 10 Samples for $20

$50 VIP Armbands

Admission to Festival Included

Private Air-Conditioned Bathrooms

VIP Area will include access to a special viewing area, heavy h’orderves & a cash bar with drink specials.

VIP Ticket holders will also have a special sampling hour from 1pm-2pm

“The most humbling part of giving to this cause and these foundations is that 100% of all funds raised stays LOCAL and is poured back into our community,” said Stewart.

This festival is funded with donations from individuals and businesses. All donations should be made out to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization. For more information please call Sarah Stewart at 318-464-3850.

Please note the Church Street bridge will close to all traffic 30 minutes prior to fireworks and open back up approximately 30 minutes after fireworks. If you are making plans to get downtown to see A Thousand Horses immediately following the fireworks plan accordingly.

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