This year’s Oktoberfest Celebration in Longville, part of Fall Has It All, is loaded with fun for everyone.
Activity begins Thursday, Sept. 15 with the ever-popular Wine and Cheese Art Show at the Gallery of New Creations and Antiques, Too, hosted by the Gallery and the Longville Lakes Arts Alliance.
Local artist Julia Jones will be there to greet visitors, while she creates artworks onsite. Event hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Isabel and Jeanette on dueling pianos, performing a medley of standards — they’re always a hit.
The Anchorage Inn on Lake Inguadona will host its fourth annual FHIA kick-off party Friday, Sept. 16, featuring a special menu on their patio, under the stars from 6 to 9 p.m. and entertainment inside from 9 p.m. to midnight.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, Longville comes alive with even more activities and fun. Starting at 10 a.m., there will be Arts and Crafters on the Historical Society Building grounds, selling hand-loomed rugs, all sorts of homemade kitchen wares and textiles, handmade jewelry, woodcutters artifacts, original wildlife art, Adirondack chairs and all sorts of handcrafted furniture and accessories, Tastefully Simple items and lots more — including the ever-popular handmade scarecrows.
Onstage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weaving their musical magic, the ever-popular Kiki and Greg Webb of dancing Light will be performing.
Across the street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be a display of custom and classic cars, sponsored by the Turtle Town Cruisers Car Club.
Meanwhile on Main Street, Mary Etta’s pies will be for sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Frosty’s. An authentic German beer garden will be set up lakeside near the Docksider, complete with German soups, condiments and Longville’s own strolling minstrel of German descent, Polka Extraordinaire. He will regale you with his accordion as he plays Polish and German music. The Docksider will host a wine and cheese tasting, also accompanied by our minstrel. Let’s Go Fishing will offer lake tours for everyone on their pontoon boat, to view the beautiful fall colors from the water.
At 5 p.m., the OktoberFest Food and Dance Extravaganza begins at the Longville Fire Hall and runs to 11 p.m. with music by Dale Dahmen and the Beats, ranging from polkas, waltz, and schottische and including rock and roll into the evening. German sauerkraut, brats, beer and desserts will be served Games and dance contests will be ongoing.
Sunday, Frosty’s will be serving free root beer floats from noon to 3 p.m.
Throughout the 17 days of Fall Has It All, art exhibits will be hosted by First National Bank, Studio 5 on Main, and The Gallery of New Creations and Antiques, Too.
Tons of discounts are available from local businesses with a Fall Has It All Button. Check the FHIA button brochure for details.