SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – It’s that time again! The Savannah Waterfront Association’s 33rd annual Oktoberfest celebration!
After being rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew, the 33rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration is happening in Savannah this weekend.
Festivities begin Thursday, October 27th with a special trick or treat on River Street from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Over 40 River Street retail and restaurants are participating! Immediately following, the SWA is showing a family friendly movie – Monsters Inc. in Morrell Park. Bring blankets to enjoy the movie under the stars. SWA and Savannah Rae’s are providing free popcorn for the kids!
Kick off and official tapping of the keg is Friday, October 28 at 5:00 pm. The celebration includes live music and DJ mixes throughout the weekend. Performances by Liquid Ginger (Friday evening), Lance Stinson, (Saturday evening) and Rob Taylor and the Rhinelander’s authentic Bavarian music all weekend long.
Back by popular demand, the annual Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races take place Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 pm in Morrell Park.
Enter your dachshund and take home the trophy. Register online or onsite. Onsite registration opens at noon on Sunday. Awards include: fastest wiener dog, best wiener costume, owner/dog look-a-like and “almost wiener dog” race. Oktoberfest/Wiener dog T-shirts available for sale throughout the weekend. Purchase homemade popsicles from Savannah Square Pops while cheering on your favorite wiener. A portion of sales will be donated to the Dachshund Rescue of North America – DNRA.org. Over the last 20 years this non-profit has re-homed over 10,000 pups!” Spectators welcome!
SWA is hosting a complimentary Kid’s Zone with pumpkin painting, corn hole, football toss and more! More than 40 local artisans will sell unique items; delicious local and German cuisine, German brews and college football at its finest – Georgia vs. Florida airs on Saturday at 3:30 pm down on River Street. Come down and watch college and pro football this weekend!
This event is hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and proudly sponsored by Southern Eagle, Budweiser, Wet Willie’s, Capital A Productions, Travel Host Savannah, Coca-Cola, WSAV-News 3, Yancey Rents, Yancey Power Systems, Amazing Event Rentals, Creative Approach, Savannah Cams, Savannah Rae’s United Distributing, and Alpha Media.
For more information and detailed entertainment schedule visit www.riverstreetsavannah.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.