Oktoberfest is coming to Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — A group of downtown Negaunee business people have partnered together to bring the public a fun, fall event to Iron Street: Negaunee Oktoberfest.

The first annual Oktoberfest in Negaunee will showcase many of the downtown businesses while honoring German heritage and traditions associated with October. Live music performed by Wil Kilpela and Friends will accompany all of the fun events taking place throughout the day.

“We decided to throw a family oriented event for downtown Negaunee,” said Oktoberfest Coordinator Mary Hanna Ockerman, “we are featuring hay rides, pumpkin painting for the kids, Stein Holding contests, best German costume contest, yodeling contest so lots of activities and things to do for downtown.”

Oktoberfest will also have a Soup Cook Off, that is being put on by the Negaunee Irontown Association. The winner will have their soup featured at Midtown Bakery and Cafe for a week.

The event takes place on Saturday October seventeenth from eleven to six p.m. If you’re looking for more fun afterward, you can go to the Historic Vista Theater, and watch Beerfest on the big screen.

For more information on the first annual Oktoberfest in Negaunee, click here.

About the Author

Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.

Be the first to comment on "Oktoberfest is coming to Negaunee"

Leave a comment