Niles Oktoberfest

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Saturday, October 8th, 2016

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Shinn Historic Park
1251 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Niles Oktoberfest
Love Niles? Love Beer? Love Music? Want to help fund Niles Main Street Association for 2017 and beyond, and provide food and gifts for children, seniors, and families in need during the holidays? Then rush to get your tickets for the second Niles Oktoberfest on October 8th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, to be held in the charming front garden of Niles’ historic Shinn House, located in Shinn Park on Peralta Blvd.

Come see this Niles treasure. The history books say it once stood near Niles Third Street Park and Shinn Pond. It was later moved across the creek where it served as the Shinn family home until it was donated as a park in the 1960’s.

“I wouldn’t miss the Niles Oktoberfest & fully sanction the event!!” — Jo Pascal, honorary 2015 Niles Mayor and Queen of Niles (Jo won her title at the 2015 Niles Crabfeed

Don’t miss this unique and entertaining beer tasting experience with fascinating and humorous stories of the history of beer making!


Your ticket includes:

  • A complimentary 12oz beer glass or an event wine glass
  • One glass of the craft beers offered at the Oktoberfest, or a glass of the featured wines
  • Games & chances to win prizes – Toss The Sausage, Beer Stein Holding & more
  • Entry into an event drawing with a special Oktoberfest prize
  • Live music & dancing with two bands, the Newark Sax Quartet and Funkelweizen

Tickets are limited! This event will sell out! Buy your tickets now!

 Purchase tickets online for $25 each:
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Purchase your tickets at the event; $25 per person, cash or credit.

This event is recommended for adults over 21 years of age. Every attendee over 1 year requires a ticket, and IDs will be checked at the door.

Proceeds benefit Niles Main Street Association, and the City of Fremont Giving Hope program to help children, seniors, and families in need. Both are registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and donations are tax deductible.

Event Shuttle

A free shuttle service will run from Joe’s Corner, at Niles Blvd & J Street, to and from the event. The shuttle ride takes 10 minutes, and runs:

  • To the event: from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
  • From the event: from 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Silent Auction

A Silent Auction will be held at the event, with some great prizes! Check back here closer to the event to see a list of the prizes that will be available.

More Information

  • Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
    • German food provided by The Nile Cafe: hot pretzels, and bratwurst sandwich plates (each plate including a bottle of water)
    • Water
    • Wine
    • Local craft beers
  • Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for multiple prizes.

Sponsorship and Support

Show presented by Niles Main Street Association & City of Fremont.

The following businesses and organizations have generously sponsored this event. Without them, Niles’ Oktoberfest would not be possible. Thank you!

Main Event Sponsors

Oktoberfest Sponsors

Prize Sponsors

Shuttle provided by: The Lambert Family of Niles

Thanks also to our many volunteers and donors, including many local Niles businesses, area breweries and businesses, beer lovers, and the generous fun-loving people who have come together to provide the great selection of beer, food, prizes, German culture, and entertainment to be showcased at this event!


For more information on this event, contact Rae Steckler, Kirsten Brice, or Han Trinh; or call Monica Dominguez at 510-574-2057.

For more info on Niles’ historic Shinn House and Shinn Family go to: http://missionpeakreporter.org/shinn-estate.php

Contact Jane O’Hollaren for more information: 510-574-2026 or johollaren@fremont.gov

We hope to see you at the event!

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Summer Concert Series – The Zydeco Flames

Sunday, September 13th in the Niles Plaza!

Next up in the Summer Concert Series: The Zydeco Flames, bringing award-winning Zydeco music to the Plaza! This is the final concert in the 2015 Summer Concert Series, and not to be missed. Also featuring St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band, The Niles Bon Temps, and local Niles musicians! Come early, save a spot, and stroll the town!

Be sure to check out the full details of the 2015 Summer Concert Series.

Here’s a short bio for The Zydeco Flames:

The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dance halls. Their sizzling roots rhythms are timeless and the execution of them relentless, with a stunningly powerful groove. The Flames’ sixth CD release “Fire It Up”, provides fans with hot Zydeco in the tradition of masters like Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Queen Ida.

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Annual Membership Meeting

Please join us for the Annual Membership Meeting of the Niles Main Street Association. Hear NMSA’s President, Craig Steckler, present his “state of the union”, with details of NMSA’s many accomplishments over the past year, and where we’re heading in the years ahead. Members will also be voting on the updated NMSA bylaws, as distributed to the membership earlier in the year.

And come join in the fun, with a movie, food, and fellowship. There could even be some prizes and surprises too!

If you’re not (yet!) a member, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the scope of this all-volunteer group – the very same group that puts on so many of the annual events in Niles that you’ve come to know and love.

When: Wednesday, July 22nd at 6pm
Where: Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

For more information, please call NMSA at 510-742-9868.

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Summer Concert Series – Danny Click and The Hell Yeahs

Sunday, August 9th in the Niles Plaza!

Next up in the Summer Concert Series: Danny Click and The Hell Yeahs, bringing Alternative Country to the Plaza! Come early, save a spot, and stroll the town!

Be sure to check out the full details of the 2015 Summer Concert Series.

Here’s a short bio on Danny Click and The Hell Yeahs:

Until a few years ago, Danny Click was one of Austin’s best-kept secrets, a musician’s musician who’d won the respect of some of alt-country’s biggest names but hadn’t yet found widespread recognition. That changed when Click’s latest CD, Life Is A Good Place, was released in April, 2011 and spent more than 12 consecutive months on the Country, pop, and Americana radio charts. The first single, “Wait My Turn”, reached #1 on Nashville’s Indie World Country Chart, and the second single, “I Feel Good Today”, topped out at #14 on the NMW national Country chart along side Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, where Click now resides, he’s built a large and passionate fan base that includes musical greats Carlos Santana and Elvin Bishop, both of whom have joined him on stage for impromptu jams. Click and his band The Hell Yeahs, featuring a round-robin roster of top-shelf musicians, have played more than 200 sold-out shows over the past two years, as well as opening for legends Taj Mahal, Cake, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Sonny Landreth and JJ Cale. Last summer Click bumped it up another notch, playing large festivals like the new Mount Tam Jam and Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland.

What’s causing all the buzz? First, there’s Click’s sound – a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected country rock. Think Tom Petty crossed with Wilco, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt. Add to that Click’s searing guitar, reminiscent of Stevie Ray and David Lindley, and you’ve got at least part of the picture.

Then there are Click’s live shows; an anything-can-happen mix of stellar songwriting alternating with blistering blues-rock. When Click brings it down with the strings-inflected “Blue Skies”, you can hear every breath in the room; when he launches into the infectious “Wait My Turn,” there’s not one person who can stay seated.

Lastly, there’s his songwriting. Continuing in the tradition of the Texas greats, Click pens wide open songs deeply rooted in a life well-lived. Growing up in a small farm community outside Indianapolis, Click was the youngest of nine children in a working class family. He was gigging in his older sister’s country and western band before he was out of high school.

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Niles Dog Show – Our 17th Year!

Saturday, July 18th in Niles Community Park

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