Downtown to host Oktoberfest

Sandusky State Theatre’s new executive director, Dave Taylor, has big dreams for this year’s Oktoberfest.
Ariel Shuey
Sep 26, 2013

Taking place on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. the event is free and open to the public, of all ages.

Want to go? 

WHAT: OktoberFest
WHEN: 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday September 28
WHERE: Columbus Avenue and Market Street in downtown Sandusky
COST: Free
INFO: www.sanduskystate.com 

“There will definitely be something for everyone in the family,” said Taylor. “We’re looking for the whole family and community to get together.”

This year the annual event will take place outside, in downtown Sandusky. Water Street will be turned into a huge family flea market. “We want families to come out and celebrate together,” said Taylor. 

Plans for Columbus Avenue and Market Street include an art and crafts fair, “It is wonderful for kids to see the creativity the locals have,” said Taylor and two entertainment tents.

Terra State Music Department is providing the musical entertainment with local radio station 96.1 broadcasting live.

“We’re planning to have a polka band, a German band and countless of other acts including dancing,” said Taylor.

“There will even be a Root Beer Garten for the kids benefiting Sandusky Central Catholic Schools,” explained Taylor. “All the money they generate will pay for their two shows and graduation that are hosted here at Sandusky State.”

Food will be from Ziggy’s in Huron, Caesar’s from downtown Sandusky, Hot Dog Tony’s and others.

“Hot Dog Tony’s will be doing their part,” said Taylor. “What’s a Oktoberfest without a wiener dog race?” The popular hot dog restaurant will also be hosting a brat-eating contest during the day.

Great Lakes Brewery will be the main beer sponsor, along with Maple City Ice. “We’re excited to have both of them,” said Taylor.

If you saw the date and cringed because you know about the Ohio State verses Wisconsin game, have no worries, you can watch it on the big screen starting at 8 p.m.

“The game will be shown on the Sandusky State’s large screen,” said Taylor. “We don’t want to hear any excuse of why you can’t come out and enjoy what will be, a wonderful day.”

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