Niagara Gazette

October 11, 2012

Oktoberfest returns to Old Falls Street

Staff reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Raise your beer stein high and give “Prost” to the third annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest taking over Old Falls Street in the Falls from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The German-themed event features live music by the German American Musicians and the Bergholz German Band.

Festival guests will also enjoy a wide variety of traditional German food, beer and wine vending, as well as other food and merchandise vendors throughout the day. The official Old Falls Street Oktoberfest T-shirt, featuring the new festive logo, will also be available for purchase.

The event also features free children’s activities, from noon to 5 p.m., including a petting zoo, bounce house, arts and crafts, games and much more. Children under 12 years of age will receive free root beer, apple cider and pretzels.

“We are proud to host our Oktoberfest for the third year in a row,” said Global Spectrum’s Ryan Coate, chairperson of the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association and general manager of Old Falls Street, USA and the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. “The DNFBA and Old Falls Street’s employees have been working diligently to make this our marquee autumn event for our downtown Niagara Falls area.”

The event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or or visit the official Old Falls Street Oktoberfest Facebook page.

OCTOBERFEST Schedule of events • NOON -- Traditional Tapping of the Kegs under the main entertainment tent • NOON TO 5 P.M. -- Live music by the Bergholz German Band • NOON TO 5 P.M. -- Free children's activities • NOON TO 9 P.M. -- German food, beer and wine vending • NOON TO 9 P.M. -- Various street vendors • 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M. -- Live music by the German American Musicians