Oktoberfest on the way to Lansdale area

September 29, 2017 by  

The local version of Germany’s traditional fall festival will soon be held in Ambler, about seven miles from Lansdale.

This is the 26th year for the Oktoberfest celebration, which will feature music, artisans, a Kids’ Zone, craftspeople, a beer garden, and food trucks.

In addition, organizers expect 90 vendors to take part in the event, as well as 10 food trucks. Two stages will provide the venues for live music. Ambler has three parking lots visitors may use: near the train tracks at Butler Avenue; Butler Avenue and Cavalier; and Butler Avenue and Lindenwold.

A harvest celebration that dates back to 1810, the first Oktoberfest celebrated the marriage of Crown Prince Louis of Bavaria, and took place in the fields outside the castle, with the citizens of Munich invited to attend by the royal family. They decided to repeat the festival the following year, and it is spread around the world to become a celebration of German culture, and its beer in particular.

Area residents are invited to attend this version of Oktoberfest, which is slated for October 7. The hours are 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, throughout the city’s downtown.

Outdoor events like this can be enhanced if organizers use banners to decorate the venue. They are colorful, sturdy, and move in any wind, adding to the festive feeling of the day.