Friday, October 02, 2009

Oktoberfest - October 16-17

On Friday, October 16, an area just behind the 300 block of East Main Street will be transformed into an Oktoberfest complete with the aromas and tastes of Germany, including bratwurst and frankfurters, sauerkraut, pretzels, and pastries with a Bavarian flair. Of course, German beers and wines will be offered along with domestic favorites and soft drinks. To add to the authenticity, the Foothills Oom-Pah Band will perform Friday and Saturday evenings.

Hours will be Friday from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00 pm. General admission is $5. Admission for designated drivers will be $1.00 and receive a special wristband.

Plans include the food, beverages, music, and even some children’s activities to keep the younger set interested. DDA member Jeme Avent said, “We really envision this as a family-type event to experience and enjoy some different types of food and music.”

According to CDDA President, Ed Knight, “It’s going to be an active weekend, with the ArtWalk and Ricky Scaggs in town at the same time as Oktoberfest.” Knight said, “Clayton is fast becoming recognized as a place for arts and events and downtown Clayton is becoming the hub of that social and cultural activity.”

Oktoberfest is part of a busy weekend in downtown Clayton. Also on Saturday, Clayton Visual Arts presents “ArtalaCarte House Walk and Historic Homes Tour” from 10am to 3pm and country music star Ricky Skaggs will bring his popular show to The Clayton Center for two performances at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

For more information and updates about Clayton Oktoberfest visit or email or call (919) 553-1545.

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