Oktoberfest Party!

Oct 07, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 3:00pm

709 Washington Street, Durham, 27701

5th Annual Smile Stand Event

Let’s roll out the barrel, it’s POLKA TIME!

The Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington Street, Durham, NC 27701


Break out your best lederhosen and come grab a stein of your favorite beer! Our annual fundraiser returns as an Oktoberfest party! This family-friendly event will feature food, fun, and the best Polka band around.

Be sure to stop by the judges table to enter the best dressed competition.  Face painting for the kids too.  Dance, play and smile the day away!!

We need your help to make our annual fundraiser a huge success, please donate to make an impact for kids with cleft and craniofacial conditions!


The North Carolina Polka Time Allstars feature the finest polka music played by the finest polka people!

Based in Durham, NC, the group is directed by William Dawson (proud lifetime member of The International Polka Association), who grew up with a passion for polka in the polka-loving town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


This fun kid-friendly event will support cleft and craniofacial research, education and patient care.  We strive to create a world where all barriers associated with cleft and craniofacial conditions are eliminated and children can achieve their full potential.

Our partnership with Duke furthers our collaborative mission to promote positive change and advocate for the cleft and craniofacial community in order to eliminate stigma and empower people with a cleft and craniofacial background.

We enjoyed being a part of it so much and it is certainly a day we will never forget.

-Anna Babcock


We’re looking for brewery partners to spread the cheer this fall!  Thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting our annual event.  To learn more, please contact us.