An Oktoberfest-style celebration is on-tap to draw hundreds of people to downtown Benton Harbor, Sept. 15 from noon to 10 p.m.

Artoberfest 2012 will showcase regional talent, breweries and wineries in an outdoor venue located at 190 5th St. in the Benton Harbor Arts District. The event is free entry noon-5 p.m. and $5 after 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the New Territory Arts Association.

A highlight of the sixth annual event will be regional microbrews. Arcadia, The Livery, Founders and Short’s will be on tap throughout the day, as will California-based brewy Lagunitas. In addition, St. Julian wine and local food will be available for purchase.

Headliner band, Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP), will perform at 7 p.m., and other regional musical acts will take the stage throughout the day.

For more information about Artoberfest or to volunteer for this or other NTAA events and activities, e-mail, call (269) 926-1926 or visit

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