Fordham and Dominion's Cheesetoberfest Returns to Dover Oct. 19

The brewery's spin on a classic Oktoberfest celebration features a food battle and plenty of beer.


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Oktoberfest festivities have been popping up all over the First State in September and October, but that doesn’t faze Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company. In fact, the brewery’s original take on the German festival might be the perfect way to finish out the season.

Cheesetoberfest is happening Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon-6 p.m. At this all-out, no holds barred, grilled cheese and mac and cheese competition local restaurants will be battling to win the title of Grand Cheezmo. Sample some of the cheesiest creations throughout the day and cast your vote to see who will earn this year’s top prize.

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This year’s competitors include:

  • 1861 Gastropub
  • The Brick - Wood Fired Eats
  • easySpeak Spirits
  • The Hungry Spork
  • La Hacienda (Dover)
  • Limestone BBQ & Bourbon
  • Restaurant 55
  • The Salty Wave Seafood Market
  • Santa Fe Mexican Grill Newark
  • Simaron Steak Shop
  • Smoke, Rattle & Roll
  • Sweets & Treats

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And to wash it all down, there will be plenty of beer to sip on, including:

  • Spiced Harvest Ale
  • Rosie Parks Oyster Stout
  • Oak Barrel Stout
  • Morning Glory Espresso Stout
  • Double D Double IPA
  • Copperhead Ale
  • Gypsy Lager
  • Overnight Blues Blueberry Wheat
  • Sweet Heat IPA

The live music schedule is as follows:

  • The Philadelphia German Brass Band: noon -1 p.m.
  • The Blues Reincarnation Project: 1-3 p.m.
  • The Philadelphia German Brass Band: 3-4 p.m.
  • Whiskey: 4-6 p.m.

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Ticket information:

  • VIP: $60 in advance, $70 the day of and includes admission, commemorative beer stein, unlimited beer, Cheesetoberfest t-shirt and cheese.
  • General Admission: $30 in advance, $40 the day of and includes admission, commemorative beer stein, three beer tickets and cheese.
  • Designated Driver/Under 21: $20 in advance, $30 the day of and includes admission, bottomless Fordham & Dominion craft soda and cheese.

Plus, $1 of every ticket sold will benefit Delaware Military Support Organization (DMSO). DMSO is a nonprofit that supports the health, welfare and morale of the military and their families. For tickets and details, visit cheesetoberfest.com.


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Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company

1284 McD Drive, Dover • 678-4810

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