Aberdeen Proving Ground is hosting an Oktoberfest, open to the public, at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center Oct. 24 & 25. Here are the details:
APG hosts Oktoberfest, open to public
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.—The public is invited to attend the 2014 Aberdeen Proving Ground Oktoberfest from Oct. 24-25 at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center and surrounding grounds.
This local version of the famous Bavarian festival kicks off 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, with an opening ceremony during which installation and area leaders will sign the Army Community Covenant as a public show of support between the communities.
“This is going to be an all-around great opportunity for everyone to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and enjoy a full two days of fun,” said APG’s FMWR Chief Mike Lupacchino.
The celebration continues 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 with a Volksmarch and ends at 9 p.m. with a fireworks show.
The APG Oktoberfest is open to the public and mostly free. Attendees will have to pay for food and beverages. Main events will include a Festhalle with live entertainment, German food and beverages and a car and bike show.
“The German band Edelweiss will perform traditional music immediately after the opening ceremony Friday. But the fun doesn’t stop there, said fest planner Gwyn Dolzine. “We’ll have inflatable rides and attractions by age group, ages 3-6, 6-12, and 12 to adult.”
Dolzine said attendees can enjoy performances by the jump rope team, the Hopping Hawks, and a hula hoop team. Face painting and balloon art will be available for younger children.
Other attractions include a Family Zone and Main Street vendors. For more information, visit www.apgmwr.com.