Monday, September 17, 2012
Organizers were all smiles Sunday—calling the three-day affair a rousing success.
Organizers called it a success, the kids were all smiles and the beer flowed like...well, beer. Oktoberfest in Canonsburg was accompanied by beautiful weather and huge crowds. Were you there? Add your pictures to our community photo gallery by clicking the UPLOAD button by the photo above.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Hey music lovers, here's a way to volunteer!
America's Pop Music Hall of Fame—a national musum headquartered in Canonsburg—will announce its Top 40 nominations for induction into the hall Saturday during the borough's Oktoberfest celebration. In the meantime, the Hall of Fame board is seeking volunteers to steer committees for the concert, banquet, memorabilia and building. "It is an amazing opportunity to be part of the original group that is creating a music dynamo that we feel will be on an equal standing with the rock and roll, country and jazz hall of fames," said Terry Hazlett, chairman of the selection committee. Call 724-745-1800 ext. 14 for more information.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's a rundown of the entertainment planned for the 14th annual event.
Let the countdown to brats and beers begin! Yes, Canonsburg's 14th annual Bavarian Oktoberfest is next weekend, Sept. 14, 15 and 16. Here is the entertainment lineup for the event, which is expected to draw between 50,000 and 60,000 people: Friday, Sept. 14 (4 - 11 p.m.) 4 p.m. - The Split (Street Stage) 5:30 p.m. - SNPJ Buttonbox (German Stage) 7:15 p.m. - Girlz in Black Hats (Street Stage) 9:00 p.m. - Washington Jazz Society (German Stage) Saturday, Sept. 15 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) Noon - SNPJ Buttonbox (German Stage) Noon - Critical Condition (Street Stage) 3:15 p.m. - Frank Palombi Band (German Stage) 3:45 p.m. - Blind Date (Street Stage) 6:45 p.m. – Augsburg German Band (German Stage) 8 p.m. - Lady & the Tramps (Street Stage) Sunday, …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
So what's the name of the beer that will be on tap at next week's Oktoberfest in Canonsburg? Read on!
Can we get a drum roll please? Because Canonsburg's Oktoberfest committee announced the winner Thursday of the "Name That Brew II" contest that preceded the three-day event, scheduled to begin Sept. 14. One of the beer selections there will be an ale—rich in flavor with amber color, and it’s been made special for the borough’s Oktoberfest. It's name? "After much deliberation, the committee chose the winning entry for the 'Name That Brew II' contest. Submitted by Seth Fosmire of Houston: Button Box Brew!!!! YAY!! Congrats Seth! Button Box Brew will only be available at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg! next weekend!" Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey posted on the event's Facebook page. Congrats, Seth!
If you plan to take part in the festivities, this is what you need to know.
Canonsburg officials have announced street closures to accommodate the borough's Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration next week. The celebration begins Friday, Sept. 14 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 16. The following streets and parking lots will be closed, according to Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey: Editor's Note: Wondering what the entertainment lineup will be for the three-day festival? Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch tomorrow! In the meantime, for more information, visit the Facebook event page here.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Beer enthusiasts, put down your pint glasses and put your thinking caps on.
Back by popular demand, the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest committee is hosting a Name That Brew II contest. The event, being held in downtown Canonsburg on Sept. 14, 15, and 16, will feature several different types of beer on tap. One of the selections is an ale— rich in flavor with amber color, and it’s been made special for the borough’s Oktoberfest. But it needs a name, and the committee is looking for your help! The 2011 Name That Brew winning entry, Pike Street Pilsner, was submitted by Mark Szczerbienski of Canonsburg. Entry forms, as well as complete rules and regulations, can be picked up at the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce office, 169 E. Pike St. or by visiting the website here. Deadline for entry submissions is Sept…
Friday, September 16, 2011
The 13th-annual Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg kicks off today and lasts through Sunday.
No need to go to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest. The Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual fall celebration this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Downtown Canonsburg. This year will mark the 13th year for the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg. The festivities will be split into three themes. Friday night will be Froggy Friday, featuring four musical acts beginning at 4 p.m. The opening ceremonies are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Beer Garden stage. All weekend, the Beer Garden stage will feature oompah and polka-style music, with the more mainstream acts being featured on the Street Stage. Saturday, the festivities kick off at noon and run until 10 p.m. Seven performers will be split between the …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Here are our picks for fun this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Canon-McMillan Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. 1. Girls’ FUN Night Out Where/When: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday Why Go?: Come out for a Girls’ Night of fun. The event features spa services, art and much more. Click here to buy a ticket. Pricing: Tickets $40 each. 2. "Five Course Love" Where?/When?: Little Lake Theater Company, 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday Why Go?: Enjoy this musical comedy at Little Lake Theatre. Three actors play 15 different characters in five different …
The three-day event starts Friday. Here is the music lineup for the 13-annual affair.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Canonsburg borough has announced the entertainment lineup for what is regarded as the sixth-largest Oktoberfest in the country—and the fun starts Friday. The 13th annual Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest continues through Sunday, offering patrons copious amounts of beer, brats and bands. This year, to better accommodate the large crowds, shuttle service will be available, according to borough Manager Terry Hazlett. Without further ado, here's the entertainment lineup: Friday: 4:00 p.m. – Girlz in Black Hat (Street Stage) 6:00 p.m. – Herman Helay (Beer Garden) 6:45 p.m. – Ruff Creek (Street Stage) 7:30 p.m. – SNPJ Buttonbox (Beer Garden) Saturday: Noon – SNPJ Buttonbox (Beer Garden) Noon – Sugarcane (Street Stage) 3:15 p.m. – Frank …
With the Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration planned for this weekend, the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce announced these changes.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
In advance of this weekend's Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration, the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce wants folks to know about street and parking lot closures for the event. Closed to traffic will be Pike Street between Greenside and Jefferson avenues, including the intersection at Central. Please note that this does include all the parking lots in that two-block area—the Luksis Lot, the Rite-Aid lot, Malone Flower Shop lot, and the PNC parking lot. The closures will beginning 6:00 p.m. Thursday, and continue until 12:00 a.m. Monday. Please also note that the Luksis Parking Lot will close at midnight Thursday. Also, Lou Bell Drive (behind Rite Aid Plaza) will be open one way only. Vehicles remaining in the designated area are subject …