Lunchtime crowds at the 2014 Oktoberfest on Belleville’s Public Square. This year’s Oktoberfest is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The very first Oktoberfest was held in Germany in early October 1810 to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The celebration was later lengthened and the date was pushed back because of the nice weather Germany experiences in late September. The tradition of holding the festival in September has continued.
Lunchtime crowds at the 2014 Oktoberfest on Belleville’s Public Square. This year’s Oktoberfest is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The very first Oktoberfest was held in Germany in early October 1810 to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The celebration was later lengthened and the date was pushed back because of the nice weather Germany experiences in late September. The tradition of holding the festival in September has continued. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com
Lunchtime crowds at the 2014 Oktoberfest on Belleville’s Public Square. This year’s Oktoberfest is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The very first Oktoberfest was held in Germany in early October 1810 to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The celebration was later lengthened and the date was pushed back because of the nice weather Germany experiences in late September. The tradition of holding the festival in September has continued. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com

What’s happening Sept. 15-21? Oktoberfest and other events

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