When we think of Oktoberfest, it usually conjures up images of massive beer steins, elbow-to-elbow crowds in large halls or biergartens, and lots of staggering.
Well, here’s an alternative: the 35th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest.
This Saturday, October 6th, the grand festival runs along the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue from noon until 11 p.m (the street will be closed to traffic).
For the kids, the opportunities seem, honestly, endless. There will be a coloring contest, a best-dressed dog contest and a “Master & Little Miss Oktoberfest” contest. Games will be heavily represented: Bank a Ball, BB guns, Balloon Pop, Horse Race, Turtle Pond, Hi Striker, Tubs of Fun, and a water race. For speed, screams and laughs, kids can ride the Sizzler, Dizzy Dragons, Kite Flyer, as well as ride the ferris wheel, the swing chairs, slip down a giant slide, go through the fun house, and experience (if they dare) the Slime Bucket.
Three stages will have variety shows, and one area will have all-day Bingo for those of that persuasion. For those over 21, beer and wine sales begin at 2 p.m. Two dinner areas will be provided, one at Wickham that opens at 2 p.m., and the other at Chase Bank that opens at 4 p.m., where you can chow down on all varieties of bratwursts, sauerkraut, and strudel. Prost!
Saturday, Oct. 6th, noon-11 p.m.; admission is free
Location: 2300-2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue, Montrose