Oktoberfest -- Kent, OH

Today from noon to 10 p.m. is Kent's Oktoberfest. Dave and I got there a little after noon today to experience the beginning of the event and get a commemorative mug, and as of publishing, there's a chance to check out the review and then head over yourself. The weather is supposed to be wonderful all day, so you still have plenty of time.

Franklin Avenue (where Pufferbelly and Ray's Place are located) is cordoned off for the event. There is a variety of vendors serving food and beers, plus the main stage is at the end of the street.

These are the Oktoberfest beers which are available for purchase. Stop by one of the drink tents to purchase your beer tickets and to receive your wristband. 

The first 1,000 people to stop by the beer tents received an Oktoberfest mug. For $10 you got the mug plus one beer ticket. Additional tickets are $5 each. 

There were several tables so that you could enjoy your German eats while sitting down. Which is good, because everything is pretty messy and it's windy today.


Dancers from the German Family Society. 

Dave enjoying some Spaten Oktoberfest to celebrate the occasion. 

 Make sure to get a photo with Hans the Black Squirrel.

For lunch we split a Stuffed Pretzel from the Pufferbelly.

We also enjoyed some German Potato Salad from Ray's Place.

For dessert we had Apple Strudel from the Pufferbelly. 

I think our favorite was the Stuffed Pretzel. It was stuffed with Swiss cheese, caraway seeds and onion. The mustard they served along with it was a perfect complement to all of the ingredients.

From 1:00-3:00 Polka Revolution was the entertainment. 

There were plenty of people gathered throughout Franklin Avenue enjoying the food, entertainment and beer.

We had a great time. This is a fine event for the whole family -- there were many people young and old enjoying the festival. If you have traditional lederhosen, an Alpine hat or a dirndl you can dress the part to celebrate Oktoberfest. If not, come as you are for good beer and great food.

My rating for Oktoberfest in Kent:


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