What better way to dive into fall than a two-day German celebration with live polka music, authentic German food, and an endless supply of German style beer. You guessed it – the seventh annual Old Town Oktoberfest is hitting Lansing on Friday, October 5 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday, October 6 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hosted by the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA), the festival will raise funds for future community projects and events in Old Town Lansing’s only historic district.

Oktoberfest will be held in Cesar Chavez Plaza/City Lot 56 and historic Burchard Park, located at the corner of Turner and Grand River Ave. You can purchase your tickets at the OTCA office (1232 Turner St.) or online atwww.oldtownoktoberfest.com, before October 4 for $15.You can also purchase tickets the day of the event at the festival entrance for $20. What do you get with your ticket? A commemorative beer stein, three drink tickets, entrance to the festival and the knowledge that you are supporting the revitalization of Lansing’s only historic district.

From Sam Adams Oktoberfest to Spaten Oktoberfest, there is a large selection of German brews for guests to sample. Coka-Cola products and fresh cider from Uncle John’s Cider Mill will also be available to festival-goers. Enjoy a taste of Germany with authentic dishes including Frankfurters, spaetzle dumplings, German pastries and pretzels.

As you refill your beer stein and fill your belly, don’t forget to enjoy the live German entertainment. We are excited to welcome back the always entertaining Polish Muslims, as they close out the Friday night festivities. The Kielbasa Kings will perform “Polish-style polka music at its finest” as our Saturday evening headliner. Here is a sneak peek of our Oktoberfest headliners: Polish Muslims and The Kielbasa Kings.

Don your finest lederhosen, come hungry for schnitzel, and join us in Old Town for this special event!