Due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the History Center of Niagara is postponing its annual Oktoberfest celebration until next year, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
A press release said, “Although we are saddened by these turn of events, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff always comes first.
“The festivities will continue next year with the same joviality as it always has at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, with delicious, authentic German cuisine catered by the talented chef Donna Eick, who will provide a delicious German buffet of traditional Oktoberfest food and desserts; and classic German music provided by The Frankfurters band, who bring to the stage a wealth of musical experience, German traditions and high-quality entertainment for the entire family. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from the cash bar.
“Special prize drawings and a basket raffle featuring an array of prizes from local restaurants and business will offer a multitude of chances to win beautiful items and gift baskets. We’ll draw a winner for an Amish quilt featuring lovely geometric patterns in striking blue hues, handmade in the Finger Lakes Amish Community.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to greeting everyone next year, once this global pandemic passes.
“Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. We will continue to provide updates as we move closer to the newly set date. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at 716-434-7433 or email us at [email protected]. We hope to see you there!”