Thursday, September 14, 2023

Pottsville Gears Up for 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Extravaganza

The heart of Pottsville is set to come alive this Saturday as the Pottsville Business Association proudly presents the 3rd annual Oktoberfest. 

The event will run, Saturday, September 16th, from 12 pm to 6 pm, as Downtown Pottsville transforms into a festive hub of culture, cuisine, and camaraderie.

The epicenter of this lively event will be Centre Street, between Market Street and Laurel Boulevard, where over 25 food and craft vendors will line the streets, offering an enticing array of treats. 

Families can expect a day packed with excitement, courtesy of kids' activities sponsored by Block of Art, engaging contests suitable for all ages.

The over 21 crowd can enjoy the Yuengling Beer Garden, showcasing the iconic Yuengling Oktoberfest brew.

Music will fill the air, thanks to the Good Times! German Oompah Band, alongside the music by DJ Ross throughout the day.

Traditional Oktoberfest competitions will take center stage, promising a barrel of laughs and spirited rivalry. Among these contests are a costume competition, a yodeling showdown, and a test of endurance in the beer stein holding contest. Adding a touch of Schuylkill County charm, the event will also feature a Polka dancing competition.

Aspiring contestants for all these thrilling contests are invited to register on the day of the event at the information tent. Volunteers eager to contribute to the success of Oktoberfest can find sign-up information by visiting the Oktoberfest event page on Facebook. (

Get ready for a day of fun, food, and festivity as Pottsville prepares to host an Oktoberfest celebration that promises to be bigger and better than ever. Gather your friends and family, dust off your lederhosen, and join in the revelry on September 16th, as the Pottsville Business Association transforms Downtown Pottsville into a lively Oktoberfest haven.