Oktoberfest An October Tradition For Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY – The laughter and fun of Bavaria comes to Ocean City when the 26th Annual Oktobertfest returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Oct. 5-7.

Guests are invited to come and discover the flavor of an Oom Pah-Pah Oktoberfest and eat, drink and be merry with schnitzels, wursts, and barrels of bier. Three days and two nights of music and fun for the whole family are on tap.

There will be plenty of entertainment offered this year including such musical acts as Jolly Joe and the Bavarians, Side by Side with Ruthie and Maurice, George Tarasek GTO Band, Happy and Clarabelle the Clowns, Alpen Rose Dancers and puppet shows.

Featured evening entertainers are the Lauren Glick Band on Friday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 p.m.-midnight and Parrot Beach Jimmy Buffet Tribute band on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Adjoining Oktoberfest, the Art and Craft Fair exhibitors from near & far will be displaying and selling their unique goodies and treasures.  In addition to schnitzels, wursts, sauerbraten, and goulash,  sweet toothers will find German roasted nuts, funnel cakes, fruit smoothies, and apple strudel, as well as other Bavarian goodies.

Other highlights of the event include couples dance contests on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m., a senior knockwurst eating contest on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m. and a 50-50 raffle drawing for the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Here’s a look at the event’s entertainment schedule:

Friday, Oct. 5

11 a.m.: Side by Side Productions

Noon: Jolly Joe

1:30 p.m.: Side by Side Productions

2 p.m.: Jolly Joe

3:30 p.m.: Jeorge Tarasek GTO

4:30 p.m.: Side by Side Productions

5 p.m.: Jeorge Tarasek GTO

6 p.m.: Alpen Rose Dancers

6:30 p.m.: Jolly Joe

7:30 p.m.: Jeorge Tarasek GTO

8:30 p.m.: Lauren Glick Band

Saturday, Oct. 6

11 a.m.: Jeorge Tarasek GTO

12:30 p.m.: Alpen Rose Dancers

1 p.m.: Jeorge Tarsek GTO

2:30 p.m.: Jolly Joe

3:30 p.m.: Happy & Clarabelle

4 p.m.: Jeorge Tarasek GTO

5 p.m.: Alpen Rose Dancers

5:30 p.m.: Jolly Joe

7 p.m.: Side by Step Productions

7:30 p.m.: Jolly Joe & Couples Dance Contest

8:30 p.m.: Parrot Beach

Sunday, Oct. 7

11 a.m.: Side by Side Productions

Noon: Jolly Joe

1 p.m.: Side by Side Productions

1:30 p.m.: Knockwurst Eating Contest

2 p.m.: Jolly Joe

3:30 p.m. Side by Side Productions

3:45 p.m.: 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Admission is $6 for adults; seniors 55 years of age and up and students, $5; and children under 13, free. Free admission will be granted to anyone wearing their finest German-style apparel

Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. for Oktoberfest and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for the Art and Craft Fair on Friday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. for Oktoberfest and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for the Art and Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 6; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for Oktoberfest and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for the Art and Craft Fair on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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