Downtown Palm Harbor to hold Oktoberfest Saturday

PALM HARBOR - Lederhosen will mix with kilts this Saturday in the historic downtown district. Peggy O'Neill's Irish Pub will hold its inaugural Oktoberfest Bavarian street party in conjunction with Old Palm Harbor Main Street along Florida Avenue from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The event will take place between Peggy O'Neill's and the Thirsty Marlin Grill and bar, one of the sponsors of the event. Largo-based Great Bay Distributors is another of the co-sponsors of the event.
"It's going to be great fun, just like our St. Patrick's Day party," said Eric Webber, a co-owner of Peggy O'Neill's. "Everyone should come out and have a good time." During Oktoberfest the man and woman with the most authentic German attire will be named Honorary Baron and Baroness. The winners will receive a crown and $100 prize. The street party begins with the group Edelweiss performing traditional Oktoberfest music, featuring strolling accordion players, 4 - 7:30 p.m., Webber said. Bavarian dishes and other taste treats will be served, along with plenty of Oktoberfest beer. Vendors will display and sell their creative wares. The music turns modern around 8 p.m. with a concert by the Greg Billings Band. The street party will then move inside, at 11 p.m., and could continue until last call, 3 a.m.
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