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For Immediate Release:  Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

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Phipps Conservatory Announces Party in the Tropics: Oktoberfest
Enjoy an Evening of German Festivities and Craft Beers at this Month’s 21+ Event

Pittsburgh, PA — Bring out your bier steins! Dust off those lederhosens! Get ready to "prost!" to a night of spirited revelry in our tropical paradise. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites guests 21 or older for a night of craft beers and German celebrations at Party in the Tropics: Oktoberfest on Fri., Oct. 4 from 7 – 10 p.m., free with Conservatory admission.

Phipps’ October Party in the Tropics pays homage to a fun, fall celebration — Oktoberfest! Enjoy a variety of seasonal beers available for purchase provided by Vecenie Distribution Company as you stroll through the Tropical Forest at this exciting celebration. Plus, craft your very own festive bier garden hat, make a pretzel necklace and grab your friends to take photos in our photo booth! Guests are encouraged to wear their best festive German attire.

Phipps has also announced the theme of the final installment of Party in the Tropics in 2019. On Fri., Nov. 1, paper faces will be on parade for Masquerade, a night of mystery, music and intrigue. More details will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Entry to Party in the Tropics is free with Phipps admission, but space is limited and admission is only open to guests 21 or older with a valid ID. Tasty morsels, cocktails and beverages will be available for purchase.

Admission is $17.95 for adults and $16.95 for seniors and students. Members enter free. More details can be found at If the event fills to capacity, admission may be temporarily closed until more space becomes available. This event is open only to guests 21 or older with a valid ID. Limited complimentary parking is available.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts nearly half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at