“It was a lot of fun.”
Perhaps predictably, that was the verdict from Sarnia Oktoberfest organizer Chris Lewis following the two day (and second annual) event.
But there was also a lot of truth in the statement, thanks to the hard-working team at Storyboard Community Cultural Endeavours, the group that also runs the Festival of Good Things and the Beer Show.
A big part of the reason for moving the event outdoors—it was inside the Bayside Centre last year—is that the space wasn’t available. So to the streets—Davis specifically, between Christina and Front—Sarnia Oktoberfest went.
Tents were set up, offering shelter for tables as well as a dance floor and stage for various bands that were performing, among them Blue Wave, the John Gora Band, the Oscar Kay Band, and the Polka Maestre.
And, of course, the beer, available in one-litre glasses that were part of the admission. Food came in the form of sausage, pretzels and related yummy stuff.
While the numbers have yet to be announced, more than 1,200 attended last year’s event.