Reno/Sparks, Nevada – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que inside the Nugget Casino Resort will become a Bavarian wonderland for its first Oktoberfest celebration from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2!
“It’s party time for German food fans all over the world and Gilley’s wanted to get in on the party.” said Lisa Jansen, Director of Special Events & Entertainment. “It is time to bring out the lederhosen because we are turning Gilley’s into the best place in town to eat, drink, and celebrate Oktoberfest in Bavarian style.”
Oktoberfest at the Nugget will feature themed entertainment, and it will have no shortage of Bavarian-style food, including giant pretzels served with sweet mustard and beer cheese sauce, hofbräuhaus bratwurst chili, schweinebraten (Bavarian roast pork) and much more. Of course, who can forget about the beer? The bar will feature all kinds of German lagers, and you can also buy a souvenir beer stein that includes bottomless refills!
Saturday, October 1 is sure to draw a big crowd for the inaugural stein-holding contest. It’s a test of strength and endurance. Competitors must hold a stein of beer, which generally weighs about five pounds, in front of them at shoulder level, keeping their arm straight out, for as long as they can without spilling their beer. Prizes will be given to the top three winners who can keep their stein aloft the longest.
The Nugget welcomes guests to dress up in Bavarian costumes as Gilley’s employees will also get into the spirit of Oktoberfest!