Officials at Aberdeen Proving Ground have decided to cancel what would have been its second annual Oktoberfest Celebration. Here are the details:
APG Oktoberfest Canceled
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.—Leadership at APG has canceled the Oktoberfest Celebration that was previously scheduled Oct. 10-12, then postponed until Oct. 25-27.
The 2nd Annual “Hooah with Oompah” Oktoberfest was planned as an event to foster relationships and strengthen existing bonds with the surrounding communities and as a way to thank supporters for unwavering commitment over the past 95 years and continued support as APG continues to evolve.
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, APG Senior Commander, said there were many factors and compelling reasons considered before making the final decision to cancel the event.
“I know our APG Team and our surrounding communities were looking forward to this year’s second annual Oktoberfest Commemoration,” said Ferrell. “However, given the current fiscal environment and the many competing demands placed on our resources, we have reluctantly made the decision to cancel this year’s Oktoberfest, so we are better able to prioritize our efforts and ensure our APG military members, civilians and families receive the best possible support and access to our most critical installation services and programs.”
Ferrell added “I also know that the tremendous relationship we enjoy with our local communities will continue to grow and we look forward to building on the great partnership APG has with the leaders and residents of this region.”