Octoberfest returns at Mind Yer Ps & Qs

Mind Yer Ps and Qs, a local favorite small business with a big heart, is hosting its 2nd annual Octoberfest, a charity event, on the front lawn of Renaissance | Farragut, under the the big tents, which will include a stage for local musical groups from start to finish.

‘There will be music throughout the event from 10 local bands, along with authentic German food for guests to enjoy,” said Andrew Mungan, owner of Mind Yer Ps and Qs.

“Ten of our musical talents will be entertaining guests while they enjoy their authentic German food or beer or simply the music,” he added.

Festivities will run from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 30, and continue from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.

“Guests will enjoy authentic German favorites, such as schnitzel, bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels, beer cheese, German potato salad and red cabbage,” Mungan said.

“We will have a variety of German beers to quench your thirst,” he added. “We will have an entertainment area for children with bounce houses, slides and more, as well as hot dogs, juice and soft drinks for purchase.”

There will be a $10 entry fee, and tickets can be purchased at Mind Yer Ps and Qs, 12744 Kingston Pike, Suite 104, in Farragut, as well as at the gate on the day of the event. Parking is free.

“Both parents and children can have fun in a great atmosphere for a great cause,” Mungan said.

“This year, Mind Yer Ps and Qs has partnered with PJ Parkinson’s Foundation, a local group that provides awareness support to victims of the disease, as well as Alzheimer’s Tennessee,” he added. “Octoberfest will provide a fun environment while raising funds that will allow these foundations to continue helping their cause.

“These diseases, though sometimes not talked about, cause suffering for both the patient and the caregivers. Having a family member affected by one of these diseases provides a different perspective and encourages a stronger commitment to raise awareness and support and cure.”

According to the PJ Parkinson’s website, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year; however, that number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.

“It is important to hold fundraising events and provide generous donations to help find treatments and a cure,” Mungan said. “Last year’s event brought 2,500 local neighbors from our community, and this year we hope to double that number.”

Sunday, Oct. 2, there will be a PJ Parkinson’s 5K run and 1K walk to benefit the local PJ Parkinson’s Foundation, starting and ending at Renaissance | Farragut. Mungan said participants can get their welcome packages starting on Friday, Oct. 2, at the site from PJ Parkinson’s volunteers. (Read related story beginning on Page 11B).

“This (festival) relies on hours of volunteer work from a group of caring individuals,” Mungan said. “We should applaud them for their help with these causes.

“As the owner of Mind Yer Ps and Qs, I believe in these causes, and I want to be a partner in doing whatever I can to help,” he added. “It is such a wonderful thing that our community has these people to get up and work to achieve a goal to help others. What a great satisfaction.

“I’m sure the community will want to help as well. We invite everyone to join us for this exciting event.”

Grateful for help, “We should applaud all the volunteers who extend that help,” Mungan said. “We invite everyone to join this exciting Octoberfest event.

“Donations will be appreciated.”