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Terrific times at Tapped Tober in Natchitoches

The winner of American Idol season 17 is coming to Natchitoches!

There’s something for everyone at Tapped Tober in Natchitoches. After a successful first year, this craft beer and wine festival returns bigger and better than ever.¬†Eagle Distributing and Glazer Distributing will bring in over 100 craft beers from across the country with many local brews ready for you to try. Sample it all in the Cane River Brewing Company tasting pavilion.

Not only will there be wine and beer, enjoy food trucks, a kids zone with inflatables and you can watch football on the giant screens on the riverbank. As the sun starts to set, the entertainment comes out. Louisiana native Dustin Sonner takes the stage with his mix of country, honky tonk and Cajun music. Fireworks light up the night sky at 8:30pm then the headliner tops off this fantastic festival. American Idol Season 17 winner  Laine Hardy sings on stage.

Schedule of events

  • Noon – Tapped Tober Craft Beer and Wine Festival starts
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm – VIP Beer and Wine Tasting
  • 2:00pm-6:00m – General admission to Beer and Wine Tasting.
  • 6:30pm – Dustin Sonnier performs
  • 8:30pm – Fireworks
  • 9:00pm – Laine Hardy performs

Another great reason to attend Tapped Tober in Natchitoches

Money raised at Tapped Tober Craft Beer & Wine Festival benefits two local medical programs. The Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center will continue the project last year when they purchased a van from Jimmy Granger Natchitoches Ford Lincoln. This van helps cancer patients in the community get to and from their appointments. The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation will use the proceeds to continue and complete construction on a state-of-the-art Women’s Breast Center including digital mammography.

Getting tickets

Purchase tickets online before the event here. General Admission (with no beer and wine tasting) – $20. Beer & Wine Tasting Admission – $50. VIP passes ($100) include three special experiences: a reserved fireworks zone, front row viewing to the live music and a fully catered VIP tent.

Staying safe

Festival organizers want to be safe going home from the event. Check your armband for a special promo code to use with EZ-Rydr ridesharing service. Or you can check in to one of the many bed-and-breakfasts surrounding downtown Natchitoches.

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