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Prost! Berlin to hold seasonal Oktoberfest day

The Alte Kumpel Band performs traditional German music outside the Atlantic Hotel during last year’s Berlin Oktoberfest on Main Street.

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer

(Oct. 17, 2019) Prost! Beer lovers can savor a pint during Berlin Oktoberfest this Saturday afternoon in downtown Berlin.

“This is the one day of the year where we spell Berlin with an extra “E”: Beerlin,” said Ivy Wells, Berlin’s community and economic development director.

Berlin Oktoberfest will take place from 12-5 p.m. on Main Street in Berlin. Admission is free.

Wells said the town will close a portion of Main Street for the event, as hundreds of people attend the eighth annual festival.

Burley Oak Brewing Company will have a beer truck on site. Wells said beer will cost $5 each, and the town will provide keepsake cups for the first beer to prevent the use of throw-away plastic cups.

Also available during the festival will be food vendors and live music on two stages. The Edelweiss Band and The Dunehounds are slated to perform.

Berlin Oktoberfest also provides entertainment for children. Cascading Carlos will perform juggling demonstrations and Assateague State Park will display several types of animals with its Scales n’ Tales presentation.

The Burley Inn Tavern will also hold a corn hole tournament, according to event organizers.

“It’s a combination of a fall festival for kids and an Oktoberfest for adults,” Wells said.

At the same time, several downtown stores will take part in the fall sidewalk sale by placing discounted items on the sidewalk outside.

Wells added that shoppers can “get great deals for the holiday shopping season.”

Additionally, event parking for the event is available at Stephen Decatur Park, and a free shuttle at Berlin Intermediate School off of Route 113 will take attendees to and from the festival.

For more information about Berlin Oktoberfest, visit

Correction: This article was updated to remove the incorrect pricing of beer refills during Berlin Oktoberfest.