Want To Win Free VIP Tickets To The Brauhaus Oktoberfest?

Of course you do. Because while even a normal ticket to this Saturday’s huge party being thrown by the Brauhaus crew is awesome, a VIP ticket is truly something special. And since they’ve been sold out since mid-August, there’s no way to get your hands on a pair except to play our little game.

Why is it worth it, you ask? Because here’s what a VIP ticket gets you:

· Exclusive Access- VIP Pass in and Out of the VIP Brauer Bund with Special VIP Draft List

· Full wait staff and bar staff, with 5 PRIVATE bathrooms (no waiting in line for porta-potties)

· Complimentary Bavarian Buffet Courtesy of Chef Jeremy Nolen (Served 1-6PM)

· 6 Tickets Good for Beer from the VIP list or outside stands

· Official Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest T-shirt

· 1 Liter Glass Beer Stein filled with Oktoberfest survival supplies

So yes. VIP tickets? A very cool thing to have. And as we did last year, we’re deciding on who gets this last remaining pair by way of a poetry contest. Or, more accurately, a sonnet contest. And only the very best one will win.

Of course, there are a few rules…

Rule #1: All sonnets shall be done in the Shakespearian style. That means 14 lines and a rhyme scheme of A.B.A.B.C.D.C.D.E.F.E.F.G.G. Why? Because Billy Shakes was awesome and free verse poetry is for chumps.

Rule #2: All sonnets shall be about Germany. Or beer. Or October. Or Philadelphia. Or any combination thereof. Writing about drinking German beer in Philly during October? Totally cool. Writing about your cat Mr. Mittens and how cute he is? Totally NOT cool.

Rule #3: Non-sonnets and all cat poems will be immediately disqualified.

Rule #4: All poems must be submitted before 4pm Thursday, September 18 to be considered. That gives you about 24 hours to come up with your masterpieces. At that point, the contest will be closed, a winner will be chosen and the victorious poem revealed to an adoring public.

Rule #5: This isn’t really a rule, but just a way to make things more interesting. Bonus points will be awarded for any sonnet in which rhymes are found for the following words:

  • Dirndl
  • Leiderhosen
  • Brauhaus
  • Schnitzel
  • Kartoffelpuffer

And that’s that. You know what to do and you know what’s at stake, so get on with it. All sonnets go in the comments section. Best sonnet wins the pair of VIP tickets to Oktoberfest.

Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest [Official]