3rd Annual

Cowbells & Lederhosen

A Bavarian Oktoberfest


Sonoma County Special Olympics

Sunday, October 9th from 3-7 pm

Cardinal Newman High School 

Join us for an afternoon of Beer, Brats & Big Time Fun. We'll be grilling up bratwurst and pairing it up with some of Germany's finest beers on tap, plus a large selection of local craft beers.  Non-beer drinkers - fear not - several of Sonoma County's best and brightest wineries are donating their signature wines sure to accommodate every discriminating palate.

Get ready to dance.  Northern California's premiere party band, Wonderbread 5, will be on hand to pump up the Beer Garden.  Time to don your Dirndls & Lederhosen and learn the Chicken Dance .  You won't want to miss the Octoberfest of the season.  Doing good has never been so much fun!

Get your tickets now before we sell out!!!


The Steve Wurzell Memorial Foundation was launched in 1999 to assist in fully funding Sonoma County Special Olympics. It is named after special athlete, Stevie Wurzell, seen above, who passed away  in 1981. Stevie loved to compete and hang out with his Special O buddies. Our first event, the Steve Wurzell Memorial Corporate Tennis Challenge hosted 12 tennis teams in a corporate challenge format at Wikiup Racquet and Swim Club.  The following reception brought together 80 of Sonoma County's top business executives. In the years to come, our founding sponsors would become passionate in the cause. In a testament to the local business community's desire to support Special Olympics, we would add a luau, attracting over 650 people at Rodney Strong Vineyards, and netting close to $300,000 over a 12 year period for local Special Olympics programs. In 2013, joined by our committed partner Cardinal Newman High School, we teamed up to create Cowbells & Lederhosen:  A Bavarian Oktoberfest. Our goal is to make sure Sonoma County Special Olympics continues to thrive. We want you to meet our very special athletes. They WILL inspire you with their energy, enthusiasm and willingness to bring their best to all they do!   

Thanks to our partner Eagle Distributing, we have some of the finest international, national and local brews available. Get in a Bavarian mood with the released only once-a-year Spaten Oktoberfest. Prefer micro-brews? Seek out Hangar 24's special selection.  Prefer a german wheat beer? You can't go wrong with Spaten beer straight from the tap. If you don't drink beer, don't let that stop you. We have some of Sonoma County's finest wines being donated by some very special vintners. Sip Mauritson, Gamba, Christopher Creek, Toad Hollow, and more. There's a wine for every palate, and every pleasure. Ready to eat?  We will be grilling Bratwurst and Sausage to perfection, paired with traditional German faire. No hungry people here. Time to work off your beer and dinner. Get ready to dance.  Wonder Bread 5,  Northern California's most in demand dance band, will be rocking the Beer Garden. So let loose...put on an alpine hat, and sing and dance like nobody's watching, and you're in Munich! 

about the Steve Wurzell Memorial foundation

Individual Tickets:  

$70 includes:  Beer, Wine & Food

Sponsorships Include:

All beer, wine, food & fun 

Colonel Klink - $850

Includes:  Reserved table of 10, Beer stein for all guests, logo coverage in all ads

Heidi - $700 

Includes:  Reserved table of 10, beer stein for guests

The Schnitzel - $140

Includes:  Two tickets & two beer steins

To buy tickets or for more information contact Sue Adams at (707) 285-7060

Join our sponsor team today and Be a Part of Something Special. Doing good has never been so much fun!

presented by THE

steve wurzell memorial


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