Fishers celebrates Oktoberfest

Last year’s Oktoberfest. (Submitted photo)

Last year’s Oktoberfest. (Submitted photo)

 By Renee Larr

On Sept. 26 and 27, the 10th annual Fishers Oktoberfest will polka its way into the Saxony area at 131st and Olio Rd. The event provides attendees with authentic German food along with beers, music and fun. There will even be activities geared towards children.

“We open up at 5:30 p.m., and will have live music on Friday along with food and the beer garden. My Yellow Rickshaw plays at 7 p.m. and we’re open until 10:30 p.m. Saturday is kind of our family day. We’ll have arts and craft vendors there until 8 p.m.. There are free children’s games and activities from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. we have Polkamotion which is a German Polka Band. From 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. we will have Stella Luna and the Satellites. Then from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. we’ll have Big Daddy Caddy,” said Jennifer Kehl, certified festival and event executive of Fishers Oktoberfest.

The German American Club of Indianapolis will be on hand on Saturday afternoon to perform authentic German dances, and instruct attendees. Guests are encouraged to wear the finest lederhosen to the event. Around 6:30 p.m. the crowd will award the guest with the most authentic German outfit.

While the event is free to attend, guests are encouraged to bring canned food items to help area food banks.

“We’ll be giving that to the Delaware Township Food Pantry,” said Kehl.

There are even some new events this year that may come as a surprise to attendees.

“Hopefully, if we have good weather we’re going to also have a tethered hot air balloon to ride, which will be $10. We’ll be selling stainless steel beer steins with our logo on them, as well. We’ll have those for sale at the beer garden,” said Kehl.

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