A Fun-Filled Month is on Tap at Cragun’s Resort

Partnerships with Local Restaurants Create Ultimate Oktober Pub Crawl Experience;

Special Rates and Activities for MEA Conference, and Harvest Fest Weekends

BRAINERD, Minn. (Sept. 25, 2023) — Cragun’s Resort, in partnership with Gull Lake Events and nine local restaurants, is hosting the Oktober Pub Crawl from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 7. Adding to the day of fun, Cragun’s Resort also has created an attractively priced lodging package to ensure the weekend festivities continue well after sunset.

Celebrating the rich German tradition of Oktoberfest while enjoying the finest German beers and cuisine the Brainerd community has to offer, the Pub Crawl supports two deserving local charities: the Confidence Learning Center and Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes.

The Pub Crawl promises a day of camaraderie and culinary delights as participants explore the diverse flavors of German food and beverages at each participating location. The adventure begins with the purchase of a $40 ticket to the Gull Lake Event Oktoberfest, which includes a wristband granting access to the shuttles, commemorative mug for sampling German beer, and delightful surprises from event sponsors.

This year’s participating venues in the Oktober Pub Crawl include the Legacy Grille, Zorbaz on Gull, Cowboy’s, Ernie’s, Quarterdeck, Sunshine’s Summerhouse, Sherwood North, Side Track, and Roundhouse Brewery.

There is no reason to leave Cragun’s as the resort is offering a special package that includes two nights’ lodging, breakfast, event wristband, admission to the Oktoberfest After Party featuring the Xpedition Band (sponsored by Leinenkugel’s), a Cragun’s souvenir mug, one drink ticket for the concert, and round-trip shuttle service. The package starts at $189/night, which represents a savings of 40 percent off regular rates.

The Xpedition Band, renowned for their performances of classic hits from bands like Kansas, Journey, Foreigner and Styx will take the stage at 8 p.m., promising a night of unforgettable music and entertainment. Tickets for the event are available for $25.

To purchase the Cragun’s Oktoberfest package, visit craguns.com/oktoberfest.  To purchase Oktober Pub Crawl tickets, visit gulllakeevents.com/oktoberfest-2.

More events on the fall calendar at Cragun’s Resort:

Fall Fest at Cragun’s Resort (Oct. 19-22): Cragun’s Resort also is offering MEA (Minnesota Education Association) Conference special lodging rates and weekend activities, with a wide array of family-friendly events and entertainment options, in conjunction with Fall Fest. Teachers can bring their families to participate in dance parties, crafts, costume contests, pumpkin painting, and more.

Cragun’s Resort offers a range of lodging options, including a package with a 10 percent discount if purchased in advance. Visit craguns.com/fall-fest-mea-weekend for more information.

Cragun’s Resort is located on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minn., and offers a wide array of outdoor activities for individuals, families, and groups, including a mile-long sandy beach, biking, hiking trails, and watersports.

For more information on Cragun’s Resort, visit craguns.com.

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