Oktoberfest in Boyertown
From: Shannon Anthony, Oktoberfest committee
Re: Oktoberfest in Boyertown, 2014
Date: Friday, September 19th 5:00-9:00 and Saturday September 20th, 2014, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
For Immediate Release: Oktoberfest in Boyertown; Friday September 19th 5pm-9pm and Saturday, September 20th, 2014 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Innercore Parking Lot, Boyertown
Boyertown, PA: Two hundred years ago, the people of Bavaria, in what is now Germany, began to gather together each September to celebrate the harvest, which they called Oktoberfest. For the past five years, Building a Better Boyertown has hosted its own Oktoberfest celebration here in our small (originally) German community.
Although the days of Boyertown being primarily a farming community are long gone, Boyertown’s Oktoberfest provides a market for local farmers and local craftsman to sell their goods as part of our celebration. This year, on Friday September 19th and Saturday, September 20th (rain date: Sunday, September 21st) local artisans, entertainers, and vendors of authentic and contemporary foods will gather on the Inner Core Parking Lot starting at 11:00 am to offer their goods, produce, talents, and creations. Approximately 30 local artisans and craftsman will display a tremendous variety of merchandise and unique creations at great prices direct from the farm or craft bench.
And just as the Mayor of Munich opens the official Oktoberfest celebration, Boyertown’s Mayor and Council President will arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to officially open our event at 11:00 a.m. The entertainment will conclude in the late afternoon with the Schuplattler Dancers whose authentic German folk dancing has been a highlight of past celebrations.
If you’re hungry, the organizers promise that Oktoberfest in Boyertown will offer the best assortment of bratwurst and sauerkraut, filled noodles, barbecue, french fries, and other dishes this side of the Ironstone Creek. It will all be prepared fresh by local food vendors throughout the day, and this year, there will be plenty of sweets and dessert items available as well. Oktoberfest will complete its offerings with a wide variety of beverages, including an assortment of authentic Oktoberfest beers. If you’ve been collecting the authentic German souvenir beer mugs for the first five years, you’ll want to get in line early to purchase this year’s mug with a new design. They’ve just arrived and can be purchased at the BBB office, Patsy’s Potpourri of Gifts, or Serenity Junction for $22 in advance of the event or for $25 on the day of the event. There is a limited supply so get yours soon!
Over the past five years Oktoberfest has raised more than $70,000 for Building a Better Boyertown (BBB). Those resources have helped fund BBB projects such as the recently completed “Streetscape” project in the center of town. This project fulfilled one of the primary purposes of BBB which is to help create an atmosphere that will attract merchants, businesses, and people to live and work in our community. We hope you join us on this special day!
Visit us on our website at www.boyertownpa.org. The schedule of events for the day will be listed on our site. If you would like more information contact us at Oktoberfest@boyertownpa.org or 610.369.3054.