Thursday, August 26, 2010

It’s Never too Early to Think about Oktoberfest!

Courtesy of the Hickory Chamber

Hickory’s Oktoberfest is a three day festival held outdoors during the second weekend of October each year. The Festival begins on Friday, and the hours of operation on the first day are from 12 PM to 11:30 PM. Saturday, guests can show up at 10 AM, and the fest closes at 11 PM. The hours on Sunday are from 12 PM to 5 PM. The entire are of the Oktoberfest is handicap accessible, and guests will be able to find plenty of parking spaces as well.

You will find many things to love about the festival, including beer gardens where you can sample many different kinds of beer. The festival also offers plenty of live music for all tastes. You will find traditional polka as well as rock and roll. The festival has three stages, so you should always be able to hear some great live music.

You will also be able to find plenty of great food at the festival. You will be able to choose from authentic German bratwurst to blooming onions, turkey legs, cheese steak sandwiches, and more. Everything that your tongue and stomach could ever desire will likely make an appearance at Oktoberfest in Hickory. In addition to the food, you will find works from local artists and craftspeople. Make time to visit the arts and crafts are of the festival.
Commercial vendors will also be available selling all manner of wares. Kids and adults will be able to play the carnival games and ride the amusement park style rides. Everyone is going to have a great time at Hickory’s Oktoberfest this year, just like they do every year. If you are going to be in the area, make it a point to come and celebrate with the locals.

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