24th Annual Hickory Oktoberfest 2009
Oktoberfest is back and better than ever! Come and celebrate the 24th year of Hickory’s Oktoberfest on October 9, 10 and 11, 2009. Three stages (Main Stage Sponsored by Carolina West Wireless) will present non-stop musical entertainment on Friday from 5:30 pm to 11:30 and Saturday from noon until 11:30 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Check out the popular Singer/Songwriter stage in the Union Plaza Lower Level. New to Oktoberfest is “Totally Teen” that will feature local teen-age musicians and garage bands, located on Second Street between Wachovia and BB & T. Carolina West Wireless will be sponsoring a texting contest at the “Totally Teen” Stage.
Kids will enjoy the Kidsfest area, located in the parking lot on the east side of Hickory Depot. Amusement rides and games offer a thrill for all ages. Kid-friendly entertainment happens each day on the Kidsfest Stage.
Parents and children alike will enjoy the fine craftspeople bringing handmade Arts & Crafts to Union Square Commons. Artisans will be selling items such as: beautiful pottery, jewelry, glass, fabrics and wood crafting, just to name a few.
Commercial vendors will fill Second Street with a wide variety of merchandise ranging from sunglasses to handmade soaps to imported woodwork.
When you need a break from the excitement, there will be over 70 different treats, goodies and great food offered by the many food vendors located in the Pepsi Food Court.
Look for the Castle of Cans in the Kidsfest Area. Help fight hunger in Catawba County by donating food to build the Castle of Cans—the Castle of Caring. Area churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate.
Donations from these fine sponsors make Oktoberfest 2009 possible: Carolina West Wireless, Charter Communications, Coors Light, Pepsi, Beck’s, Kicks 103.3, WHKY 1290, the City of Hickory, Hickory Jaycees, Friday Friends, 8th Floor Media and Hickory Downtown Development Association.
Oktoberfest will be open Friday, October 9, from 12:00 p.m.—11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10, from 10:00 a.m.—11:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, from 12:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. in downtown Hickory. You’re invited!
For more information, please call 828-322-1121 or visit our website at http://www.hickoryoktoberfest.com .Tags: age musicians, amusement rides, artisans, Arts, Beck, catawba county, charter communications, City, civic organizations, commercial vendors, Commons, Communications, coors light, craftspeople, Downtown, fight hunger, food vendors, garage bands, glass fabrics, handmade arts, handmade soaps, height, hickory jaycees, level, merchandise, musical entertainment, ocktoberfest, Oktoberfest, parents and children, parking, Second Street, T. Carolina West, teen stage, th floor, wachovia