Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association, Old Falls Street host 3rd annual Oktoberfestby jmaloni
Raise your beer stein high and give "Prost" to the third annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 9 pm., on Old Falls Street's middle block in Downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.
The German American Musicians and the Bergholz German Band will provide live music. Festival guests will enjoy a wide variety of traditional German food, beer and wine vending, as well as other food and merchandise vendors throughout the day. The official Old Falls Street Oktoberfest T-shirt, featuring the new festive logo, will also be available for purchase.
The event also features free children's activities, from noon to 5 p.m., including a petting zoo, bounce house, arts and crafts, games and much more. Children under 12 years of age will receive free root beer, apple cider and pretzels.
"We are proud to host our Oktoberfest for the third year in a row," said Global Spectrum's Ryan Coate, chairperson of the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association and general manager of Old Falls Street, USA, and the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. "The DNFBA and Old Falls Street's employees have been working diligently to make this our marquee autumn event for our downtown Niagara Falls area."
The schedule of events is as follows:
- Noon: Traditional tapping of the kegs under the main entertainment tent
- Noon - 5 p.m.: Live music by the Bergholz German Band
- Noon - 9 p.m.: German food, beer and wine vending
- Noon - 9 p.m.: Various street vendors
- Noon - 5 p.m.: Free children's activities
- 5 to 9 p.m.: Live music by The German American Musicians