Havana celebrates it’s 48th Oktoberfest


Havana (WEEK) – The Last day of Havana’s Oktoberfest was on Sunday. The event looked a bit different in the Central Illinois town, but they still stayed true to some traditions such as beer, brat, and community.

This was the 48th year of the festival that was put on by the Havana Chamber of Commerce.

The event was known as a kickoff to the fall season.

Farmers would start harvest and summer wrapped up. Many used the weekend as time to be together with family and old classmates.

There was also entertainment. Talented locals took part in Havana’s Got Talent and showed off their unique skills.

“I can remember when it was just on Main Street. The block over there on main and now we’re taking a two block area. It’s a great opportunity for folks to make money in the community and to show off our beautiful town,” Oktoberfest Chairman Mary Layton said.

Oktoberfest brought hundreds out to Havana. Layton said all of the Air BNB’s in town were full and stores were full with shoppers eager to explore the area.

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