Annual Oktoberfest celebration to take place in Elkton


The Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) is hosting its 11th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Doors open at noon with live music from the Roseburg German Band from 1 to 4 p.m. The cover charge is $6; kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The event menu features locally made brats, traditional handmade hot pretzels, potato salad, red cabbage and a variety of desserts. Vegetarian options are also available.

The featured beers are from Hop Valley and Pelican Brewing Company, with wine provided by a variety of local wineries, including: Gillirose Vineyards, Lexème Wines, Bradley Vineyards, River’s Edge Winery and Crew Work Wines.

Elkton’s Oktoberfest is family-friendly with a fall activity booth, pumpkin decorating, fresh-pressed cider, hot dogs and harvest-themed vendor booths.

ECEC’s butterfly pavilion will be open and butterflies will be available for adoption and release during the event. Commemorative Elkton Oktoberfest mugs by local potter Jayme Allen will be available for purchase at the event; supplies are limited.

Event-goers are encouraged to take advantage of the cider press by bringing your own apples and making cider to take home in your own container or to enjoy at the event.

All proceeds benefit ECEC’s educational programs.

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