Jerry Ulman, who owns Ulman's Jewelry on Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg, is expected to present a petition tonight signed by dozens of people that want the popular Oktoberfest event moved off of Caroline Street and over to the Riverfront park area off Sophia Street.
The announcement of the petition comes one day after the Economic Development Authority passed a resolution in support of having Oktoberfest on Caroline Street. One chief concern of some business owners is that Caroline Street is packed during Oktoberbest and the street is closed off, so it makes it difficult for people to shop.
Capital Ale House is a big supporter of the event and has promoted it through advertising and has helped organize it, but a general manager could not be reached for comment today.
Ulman, who could not immediately be reached for comment, is expected to present the resolution to City Council tonight at 7:30 during the public comment portion of the meeting.