Beer and Mopars Equals the Okt’Mopar’Fest Multi-Day Cruise Event in Kansas


Beer and Mopars; you combine those two together and you have an event a Mopar group from Kansas likes to call the “Okt’Mopar’Fest”. This event starts on October 11th, 2017 in Hays, Kansas and runs straight through to October 14th, 2017 in Garnett, Kansas. The KS Mopar Cruise group contacted us here at Mopar Connection and asked if we could spread the word on their fantastic event. Of course, we were glad to.

The event consists of two and a half days of driving your Mopar through some of Kansas’ beautiful country scenery while touring various micro-breweries and other interesting destinations along the way before eventually ending up at the Lake Garnet Grand Prix that takes place on October 14th and 15th. The two day Grand Prix event features a car show and autocross among the event list. For more information, check out their Facebook page for the event which features a full tentative trip itinerary!

Day .5 – Wednesday, 10/11/2017
5:00 p.m. arrive at Super 8 Motel Hays, check in
5:50 p.m. meet in lobby for short driver’s meeting
6:15 p.m. leave for Gella’s Diner
6:40 p.m. Arrive/find parking at Gella’s Diner
8:30 p.m. leave Gella’s, go back to Motel

Day 1 – Thursday, 10/12/2017
7:15 a.m. Driver’s Meeting Lobby/Parking Lot
7:30 a.m. leave Hays to see the Cathedral on the Plains, Victoria, KS
8:00 a.m. arrive Cathedral on the Plains
9:00 a.m. leave to Salina
11:10 a.m. arrive Salina Phillips 66 (Gas/Potty Break)
11:30 a.m. leave to Blue Skye Brewery
11:45 a.m. arrive Blue Skye Brewery
1:30 p.m. leave to Abilene, KS
2:25 p.m. arrive Eisenhower Presidential Library
3:45 p.m. leave to Manhattan, KS
5:45 p.m. arrive at Lil’ Apple Brewery
7:00 p.m. leave for Super 8 Motel, Manhattan, KS

Day 2 – Friday, 10/13/2017
7:00 – 7:10 a.m. Driver’s meeting parking lot/lobby
7:15 a.m. leave Manhattan
9:15 a.m. arrive Kwik Shop for Gas stop (45th & SW Topeka Blvd.)
9:35 a.m. arrive Harley Davidson Store, Topeka, Kansas for “Evel Knievel Museum
10:50 a.m. leave to Blind Tiger brewery
11:10 a.m. arrive Blind Tiger Brewery
12:30 p.m. leave to Lawrence
1:30 p.m. arrive at Briggs Dodge Dealership (where it all started 10 years ago), Lawrence, KS
4:30 p.m. leave to a special place, you will just have to follow me.
5:30 p.m. arrive at special place!!
Leave and arrive at Super 8 Motel in Gardner, KS TBD

Day 3 – Saturday, 10/14/2017
7:30 a.m. driver’s meeting parking lot/lobby
7:45 a.m. depart for Garnett, KS
9:00 a.m. arrive Lake Garnett, Garnett, KS for Lake Garnet Grand Prix
All day activities: Beer Tent, Autocross, Carshow, FUN!!!!

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.krueger@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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