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Oktoberfest Celebration is Saturday

Celebration will start at noon and go until 10 p.m.

The 10th annual Oktoberfest kicks off on Saturday at noon in downtown Fredericksburg.

According to a press release from Capital Ale House, Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw "will tap the ceremonial keg at noon and proclaim 'Ozapft Ist!'"

Two blocks of Caroline Street and two blocks of George Street will be closed for the event. A map of closures is available here.

"The celebration will continue in the street until 10 p.m. with restaurant service continuing until 1:30 a.m," the release from Capital Ale House read. "The entertainment will be provided by the SGTEV Hirschjager German dancers and German music by The Happy Dutchmen & Fredericksburg’s own Elby Brass Band."

Capital Ale House has partnered with Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine for Kidtoberfest taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

"Capital Ale House has partnered with the Fredericksburg Area Service League for the Kinderplatz portion of our Oktoberfest," according to the release. "We have dedicated an entire city block just for the little Oktoberfesters! We will feature face painting by Fun 2C Faces, balloon twister Mike Klee, and large inflatable attractions."

The Capital Ale House Kinderplatz will run from noon to 8 p.m. There will be a $2 cover charge with the proceeds going to the Fredericksburg Area Service League.

"This organization of women is dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Fredericksburg area by volunteering time and resources to local organizations like Head Start, Bragg Hill Family Life Center, Explore It! Children’s Museum, and Adopt a Family," the release read. 

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1Ronald September 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I thought Jerry got this thing moved.
Lauren Jost September 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Hi Ronald, It was approved in June, after a survey, with some conditions to improve pedestrian flow with modified entrances and exits. That article is here: http://fredericksburg.patch.com/articles/fredericksburg-city-manager-approves-oktoberfest-event-with-conditions
1Ronald September 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Thanks, Lauren. I hope everything works out well for the sponsors and the surrounding businesses.

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