MIFFLINBURG - The weekend-long Oktoberfest schedule of events has been finalized for Friday and Saturday.
The event before the event kicks off tomorrow with a Volksmarch starting at 11 a.m. A bus will leave from the VFW carnival grounds at 10:45 a.m. to transport visitors to the start of the Volksmarch and back to the fairgrounds afterward. Mayor David Cooney will tap the first keg at 1 p.m., marking the start of Oktoberfest.
From 2 to 4:30 p.m., the One Man German Band will be playing under the big tent followed by the Pleasant Valley Dancers from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday's featured band, John Stevens' Doubleshot polka band, will perform at 7 p.m. This group has played at events from Wisconsin to New Jersey and have been featured on WVIA Pennsylvania Polk and Bethlehem Musikfest, have had a "best new song" acknowledgement from 247polkaheaven.com plus songs in the top ten from 247polkaheaven to WPNA radio in Illinois. Their goal, besides playing music, is to introduce polka music to younger generations.
Saturday's Oktoberfest will open at 11 a.m. with the Black Run Bohemian Dancers taking to the floor from noon to 1 p.m. From 1 to 2 p.m., the One Man German Band will play followed by the Black Run Bohemian Dancers from 2 to 3 p.m. The One Man German Band will be back from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by the Pleasant Valley Dancers from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The band to dance the night away with on Saturday will be Musik Werke who will play from 6 p.m. until the close of the festival at 10 p.m.
Admission is free; a wristband or additional tickets must be purchased for beer and wine. More information is available at Oktoberfest.mifflinburgpa.com.