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A Musical Oktoberfest 2023
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Sat, October 28, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM MT

Home of Brett Walfish & Katie Smirnova
13271 Klondike Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57702

We cordially invite you to join us for our 4th Annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 28th, 2023 at 4:00 PM MST, in support of student fellowships at the Rushmore Music Festival. We are thrilled to announce that this year, our founders, Drs. Brett Walfish and Katie Smirnova will graciously open their personal home for this exciting event alongside Faculty Artists Dr. Ismar Gomes, Dr. Matthieu Cognet, and Joshua Zabatta.


Get ready for a stimulating event featuring monumental music and a mouthwatering feast! Alongside the traditional favorites of beer and brats, our highlight for this year includes smoked brisket prepared by World Barbecue Champion Tony Balay and exquisite desserts crafted by our local pastry chef, Jeffrey Slathar.

Dress code: Cocktail casual. We can't wait to have you join us!



$150 Bavarian Citizen

General Admission Ticket for Oktoberfest!

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$250 2 Bavarian Citizens

2 Bavarian Citizens

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$50 Virtual Bavarian Spectator

Virtual tickets to attend the Oktoberfest Celebration from home. Silent Auction bidding will still be possible using the Better Unite platform.

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$750 Sponsored Cocktail Table

Sponsored cocktail tables give you the opportunity not only to reserve 4 tickets but also to showcase your business or personal brand. Each cocktail table will have a centerpiece of your company logo. 

Your company will also be featured as a sponsor in the event program as well as a public acknowledgment during the event.  Thank you for your support in not only helping us provide full-tuition fellowships to our students but also helping bring arts and culture to our community!

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Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible