Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12am

September 19, 2014

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4:00 6:00 $10

Downs After Dark

Join us for Oktoberfest at Downs After Dark!

You don't have to live in Germany to celebrate the famous Oktoberfest festival!  We'll transport you with the sounds of polka music from The Rheingold Band, and with the taste of pretzels, sausages and sauerkraut.  We'll have additional entertainment from the band The Respectables, a stilt-walking ballon artist, and more.  Join us, and maybe you'll be selected to participate in our yodeling or chicken dance contest!

Oktoberfest Beer Offerings in the Plaza will include:

  • Spaten Lager
  • Widmer Oktoberfest
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest
  • Spaten Dunkel Weissbier
  • Franzenkanner Dunkel Weissbier
  • Spaten Lager
  • Beck’s Oktoberfest
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest
  • Franzenkanner Dunkel Weissbier
  • Spaten Dunkel Weissbier

Featuring Bet or No Bet presented by Thorntons

Don't miss the Bet or No Bet sweepstakes presented by Thorntons where four lucky fans throughout the night will get an opportunity to win a chance to choose between placing a $1,000 win wager on the horse of their choice or walk away with a $100 gas giftcard from Thorntons.

What to Wear: Fall Casual, or your finest lederhosen!

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More Events

  • Pigskins and Ponies and Who's the Champ

    Who's the Champ Handicapping Contest

    Put your handicapping skills to the test in the Who's the Champ Contest. Registration will be from 11:30 – 1:30 in the 2nd Floor ITW area. The tournament is $30 for TSC Elite Members and $35 for non-members. Participants receive a racing program and meal voucher with their purchase of an entry. The winning prize is a $1,000 wagering voucher. 

    Pigskins and Ponies

    Gather with fellow football fans to experience game day on the Plaza board while enjoying the thrills of live racing.  Football will be broadcast on the giant plaza screen continuously and in between races on the Big Board.

    • Noon: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech 
    • 3:30: UofL at Florida International

    Bleacher seating will be available in the Plaza with games shown uninterrupted on the giant 16’ x 20’ Plaza video screen. Cold Bud and Bud Lights will be available for $2 and Stella Artois for $3 in the plaza all day.

    Admission is free to college students with a current student I.D. 

    California Chrome Returns to Racing

    Watch 2014 Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome return to racing in the Pennylvania Derby.  The race will be broadcast live on the Big Board following the live races at Churchill Downs. 

    Paid general admission is $3 and reserved box seats are $10.

    Click Here to Purchase Tickets >


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