Yes, ladies and gentlemen, spring is in the air. The sun is shining, birds are tweeting and Jeremy Nolen and Brauhaus Schmitz are making plans to shut down an entire section of South Street for their first annual Maifest Spring Festival and drinkapalooza.
Maifest (which, in case you need a culturally apt reason to attend, is a TOTALLY authentic German spring festival which is celebrated by drinking beer and jamming sausages in your face–yeah, you heard me) will take place on Saturday, May 4th, from noon to 8pm. There will be beers. There will be food. There will be oompa bands and girls in dirndls and lots of roast pork. But do you know what could make it even better? A pair of free VIP tickets to the whole shebang.
Luckily, that’s what we’re giving away today.
First things first: here’s what your VIP tickets will get you.
- Exclusive access to the Brauer Bund where special release imports and drafts await you
- Also, a waitstaff and bar staff to bring you stuff.
- And perhaps most importantly, 5 PRIVATE BATHROOMS, which means no porta-potties for you
- There will also be complimentary appetizers (from noon to 3pm), 8 drink tickets good for the stands outside when you feel like getting up and mixing with the non-VIP-ticket-holding public, and a commemorative Brauhaus Schmitz beer stein to drink out of.
And now, here’s what you have to do to win the free tickets:
Write us a haiku. This time about spring. And everything you love (or hate) about spring. And everything you want to eat (or drink) now that spring has sprung. Last time we did one of these, we gave bonus points for writing the entire haiku in German (which some of you attempted). This time, we’re offering a bonus for anyone who manages to write about springtime IN Germany in a way that isn’t creepy or weird.
Trust me. It’s tougher than you might think.
The contest starts now. All entries go in the comments section below (and yes, the winner must be over 21). And it will end at 5pm tomorrow. Best haiku wins the pair of VIP Maifest tickets. Got it?
Then get writing.
Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest [Facebook]