ENTERTAINMENT IN THE COVID-19 ERA

Oktoberfest to be city’s first large event since pandemic

Posted 10/6/20

Litchfield Park’s annual Oktoberbest may look different this year, but the beer, brats and sauerbraten will be flowing during the city’s first big event since the COVID-19 pandemic stopped large gatherings in March.

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ENTERTAINMENT IN THE COVID-19 ERA

Oktoberfest to be city’s first large event since pandemic

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Litchfield Park’s annual Oktoberbest may look different this year, but the beer, brats and sauerbraten will be flowing during the city’s first big event since the COVID-19 pandemic stopped large gatherings in March.

The socially distanced, masks-required event on the lawn at The Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The event is open to adults 21 and older, and attendance is limited to 350 people.

READ: Wigwam lauded for cleanliness protocols

“Under current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we do believe it’s just too difficult to safely offer children’s activities,” Litchfield Park Special Events Coordinator said when she presented the event proposal to the City Council for approval in September.

READ: City Council OKs three fall events

Limiting the attendance to 350, a quarter of the lawn’s 1,400-person capacity, will allow for tables to be spaced a minimum of seven feet apart.

Attendees will be able to enjoy dinner and a performance by The Phoenix Polka Band.

There will be no dance floor, and attendees will be required to remain at their tables unless they need to visit a restroom inside inside the resort, or purchase additional drinks at one of two outdoor bars.

Tickets range from $70 to $350 per table and include admission to the event, one featured German beer in a commemorative glass per person and a choice of German meals including weiner schnitzel, bratwurst or sauerbraten. Attendees also can purchase beverage bundles.

Identification will be required for entry.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Kelly O’Sullivan can be reached at kosullivan@newszap.com or 760-963-1697.

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