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Turfway and WOBO Extend Oktoberfest Season

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:00 AM
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FLORENCE, Ky., (Oct. 9, 2013) – For volk in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who never get enough genuine oompah and good beer, Turfway Park and WOBO FM 88.7 team up to bring an Oktoberfest celebration to Turfway on Sat., Oct. 19, from 7 to 11 p.m.

Oktoberfest at Turfway offers a cash bar featuring Hofbräuhaus beer, authentic German food, and the fun of dancing to live music by Autobahn and Gebhard Erler.

Admission to Oktoberfest at Turfway is $5 at the door. Parking is free.

Turfway Park is located at 7500 Turfway Rd., I-75 at Exit 182, Florence, Ky.


Contact Sherry Pinson, (859) 647-4842, or Gebhard Erler, (859) 620-0410.

For more than 30 years, WOBO (FM 88.7) has been known as "the station with something for everyone." WOBO is Cincinnati's unique home for an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, gospel, rock and roll, big band, jazz, international, classical, and blues music. The station broadcasts from Batavia, Ohio, and reaches audiences north to Dayton, Ohio, and south to Williamstown, Ky. All of WOBO’s broadcasters, trustees, and officers are volunteers. The station is entirely funded by listener support, spring and fall fund drives, concerts produced by the station, and underwriting by local businesses. As a listener supported public radio station, WOBO receives no funding from any local, state, or federal agency.

About Turfway Park
Part of Kentucky's year round Thoroughbred racing circuit, Turfway Park presents live racing from December through March. Opened in 1959 as Latonia Race Course, the track was renamed Turfway Park in 1986 and has been owned since 1999 by a partnership that currently includes Caesars Entertainment, Rock Gaming, and Keeneland Association. Turfway Park is known for innovation; the track introduced night racing to Kentucky, was the first Kentucky track to offer simulcast and intertrack wagering, and in 2005 pioneered the use of an all-weather surface for racing. Turfway Park is home to the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3), a designated prep race for the Kentucky Derby.

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