TULSA - Tulsa's Oktoberfest has company when it comes to new rules banning the sales of beer by the pitcher.
KRMG has learned Scot Fest, which also takes place in River West Festival Park under the auspices of the River Parks Authority, has also been told pitcher sales must stop.
Scot Fest may not quite have grown to the size of Oktoberfest in Tulsa, but it's certainly gained a lot of ground in recent years.
Organizers say in the last seven years it's grown in attendance from around 4,000 to 16,000, and they hope to bring 20,000 attendees in this year.
Steve Campbell of Scot Fest tells KRMG they're putting a positive spin on the new rule.
They see it as an opportunity to get people talking about their festival, and to make them aware that they also sell beer and have games and other entertainment to offer in a family-friendly atmosphere.
"We're upset, we'd beer pitchers ourself," he said. "We're trying to look at the positive side of it, so we're actually increasing the size of some of the other drinking receptacles that we have out there so our half-yards are going to be 32 ounces instead of 24."
Campbell says this year "we're going to have the biggest Celtic music festival in Oklahoma history, perhaps. We'll have ten fantastic bands on two stages over the whole weekend."
They also offer the Scottish Games, with dozens of athletes competing in tests of strength and agility.
Admission to Scot Fest is $7, with children 12 and under admitted free.
The dates this year are Sept. 13-15.