Oktoberfest kicks off second weekend at Steel Stacks – by: Kimberly Kanuck

Photos & Story by: Kimberly Kanuck

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Last night was the start of second weekend of Oktoberfest at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem. There was plenty of great polka and rock music, even alphorn performances. Performers last night included Water Street, Smokin’, Polkadelphia and The International Alphorn Ensemble. There was also a glassblowing demonstration where you can even make your own glass pumpkin. There was plenty of German and US beers to enjoy. And if you register to attend one of the Brewers’ Village sessions, you can sample more than 25 different beers including Oktoberfest brews and seasonal offerings by some of PA’s breweries (advanced tickets are required). The festival ends this Sunday. http://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/oktoberfest/

Saturday’s festivities start at 12:00 pm. Please refer to the schedule below:

Oktoberfest Arena
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – German Shepherd & Dog Agility Demonstrations
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Oktoberfest Ice Carving Competition

Brewers’ Village time slots today:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yuengling Town Square Biergarten:
TD Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – The Moondogs
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Ricky Smith and the Crush

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Polkadelphia
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Edelweiss Passaic Schuhplattlers
12:30 – 5:00 pm – Lehigh Valley Chorale
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm – International Alphorn Ensemble