It is difficult for Lori Medeiros to pick her favorite part about Oktoberfest, because each year she finds herself hard at work volunteering while residents enjoy the festivities. But it’s not difficult for her to know it’s a widely enjoyed event. All she has to do is look around her.
“I miss a lot of it while I’m selling tickets,” said Medeiros. “But it’s great to see people coming together, see the kids having fun, and know we can offer something and have so many people enjoy what we put so much time into planning. That’s the rewarding part for me.”
Medeiros and her husband, Paul, are among the organizers for the third annual Oktoberfest and Family Fare, which takes place on Saturday from 12-4:30 p.m. on the grounds of Spence Farm.
In addition to music from the widely popular King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band, the festivities also include traditional Bavarian foot like brats, knockwurst, pretzels, strudels, burgers and hot dogs.
There are also events for children like face painting and bounce houses along with tents sent up with various items for sale.
Medeiros said organizers are expecting around 700 people on the Spence Farm grounds for the event, which includes free admission.
Food and other items are sold once patrons are inside, but Medeiros said organizers do their best to assure that it is sold at a reasonable price.
“It offers something for everyone in the whole family,” said Medeiros. “We try to keep it affordable so people came come and spend a few hours and it’s somewhere local they can go. We think it’s a great event in the community that a lot of people really look forward to.”