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.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Borough officials expect about 50,000 people to attend the three-day affair.
The Perry Como statue in the heart of downtown Canonsburg is donning a special seasonal cap. That can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest is here! The three-day celebration of beers, brats and music kicks off at 4 p.m. today and ends at 6 p.m. Sunday. For the entertainment line up click here. For the list of closed parking lots and streets, click here. Editor's Note: And if you are attending, stop by and say hello to your friends at Canon-McMillan Patch. Our booth will be located in the Rite Aid parking lot (across the street from the borough building). See you then! -amanda
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Dine at Palazzo 1837 Ristorante Friday to taste five historic German beers paired with six authentic Palazzo tastings
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- Andrea Bosco
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Palazzo 1837 Ristorante this Friday! The restaurant is inviting patrons to arrive around 7 p.m. to taste five historic German beers and a Quebec Apple Ice Wine—paired with six authentic Palazzo tastings, hosted by guest brew speaker Pete Vicinski. Cost is $55 per guest. "Bring your appetite and a taste for classic German beers, as the leaves begin to turn," said Palazzo owner and operator Matt Sager. See the attached menu to the right for further details, and call 724-223-1837 for reservations. Prost! Editor's Note: Palazzo 1837 Ristorante is located in The Shoppes at Quail Acres, just before The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Visit the restaurant's website for more information.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Observer-Reporter holds wedding nuptials for a lucky bride and groom at Canonsburg’s Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest.
On Sunday, Jamie Penderville walked down the aisle and arrived at the intersection of Central and Pike in Canonsburg where she embraced her fiance, Charles Harn. The couple smiled at friends, family and total strangers who showed up for their Oktoberfest wedding. The essay contest was sponsored by the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce and the information was carried in several newspapers including Patch, the Observer-Reporter and the Post Gazette. Her dress was from Sorelle Bridal Salon and Carrie Ann's Bridal Boutique provided the alterations. The event was staged by DLF Designs. Wedding guests could snack on bratwurst, French fries and funnel cake before the ceremony. The Oktoberfest was in full swing as the groomsmen, Josh and J.T…
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The annual event also featured food and, of course, beer.
The 13th annual Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest brought beer, brats bands and a bride (and groom) to Canonsburg this weekend. Our picture gallery shows some of the fun moments at the event. Editor's Note: Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more on the Oktoberfest wedding on Monday.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
...to plan an Oktoberfest.
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- Dean Beattie
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Brats and beers abound at Canonsburg's 13th annual Bavarian Oktoberfest, but it took hours (and hours and hours) of work from volunteers such as borough Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey. If you're headed to the event today or Sunday, make sure you thank the Oktoberfest committee and all the other volunteers!
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 …