Shrewsbury Street Oktoberfest

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The Shrewsbury Street Area Merchants Association will host its second annual OktoberFest on Sunday, October 9 ~ the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend ~ at 6pm. Several of Shrewsbury Street’s restaurants will be cooking up German food for the occasion and there will be lots of music. Come down to Shrewsbury Street and let Schwarze Schafe, an authentic German Oom Pah band who will be performing at various venues along the street, entertain you; if you’ve never seen this band perform in their period customers, you’re in for a real treat ~ nothing goes better with German food than Bavarian music.

Last year, over 1,000 people came down to Shrewsbury Street for one of the only OktoberFests in the area; several of the restaurants hosted outdoor parties featuring Oktoberfest beers produced by Wachusett, Harpoon and Sam Adam Breweries, and although some of the establishments usually feature Italian food, they had no problem serving up delicious knockwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and soft pretzels. To find a list of restaurants participating this year, visit www.ShrewsburystreetOktoberfest.com.

Sponsors for the event include Leominster Credit Union (located on Shrewsbury Street) and Atlas Distributors, who distribute Wachusett, Harpoon and Sam Adams beers.

Among the media sponsors are WCRN, WXLO, The Pike, and Oldies 98.5 as well as Pulse magazine and TasteWorcester.com.