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14th annual Springville Oktoberfest only a month away

Times file photo Attendees of a previous Springville Oktoberfest enjoy food, drink and good company. This year’s event is set for Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Firemen’s Park.

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Attendees of a previous Springville Oktoberfest enjoy food, drink and good company. This year’s event is set for Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Firemen’s Park.

The 14th annual Springville Oktoberfest will take place on Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Firemen’s Park, 70 Nason Blvd off Waverly Street in the village.
This year’s events will feature music, German and American food and draft beer and wine, as well as trade show and vendor areas.
The leading musical act in the Musik Festhalle is the Springville Community Jazz Orchestra, which Oktoberfest goers enjoy every year. New this year is the Bergholz German Band, which will provide the traditional German music, singing and dancing expected at Octoberfest.
The Bier Garten will feature local craft beers as well as the Spaten Oktoberfest, Lager and Optimator beers imported from Germany. Wine will also be served. The music entertainment at this venue will be Hintz of Thunder and Hastings & Sampson Duo.
The Kitchen will serve German and American food prepared by Springville area restaurants. Traditional German food provided by Mark Maussner owner of Tacocat includes bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut and a special pork and dumpling platter. All the meats are supplied by the Meat Shoppe.
Tim and Bonnies will bake the traditional Oktoberfest pretzel. Apple Dumpling is preparing an apple strudel dessert. For those enjoying American food, the Springville Youth Incorporated/The Club will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and Tim and Bonnies will provide pizza.
This year there is a $10 admission fee for which the Oktoberfest goer gets a voucher for 10 food or drink tickets. Children 12 and under are free. The voucher is redeemable at the ticket counters in The Kitchen and Bier Garten, where food and drink tickets are sold for $1 each.
Also this year, Oktoberfest is hosting a Car Cruise-In for cars from 1980 and earlier. Dash plaques are available for the first 50 cars.
Sponsors will be demonstrating their products and vendors will have their crafts for sale.
Special events include the traditional apple dessert contest. Judging will be at 4 p.m. at The Kitchen. The contest for the best Traditional German Oktoberfest Attire will be at 7 p.m. in the Musik Festhalle. New this year, there is a bounce house for children.
“This is the 14th annual Oktoberfest and the event will deliver all the features and fun that area residents and visitors have grown to enjoy in this fall festival,” said Bill Krebs, event chair.
The Springville Oktoberfest is a Springville Area Chamber of Commerce event. Proceeds help promote the growth and retention of business and commerce in the Springville area. Event sponsors help reach the goals of the Chamber and promote the Springville community.

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