The Williamsville Business Association will host an abundance of events this weekend as part of its Oktoberfest celebration at Island Park and area restaurants.
The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, when the Oktoberfest Parade departs from the Lehigh Station Train Depot on South Long Street and proceeds to march along Main Street until it reaches Island Park.
The parade will feature Mercedes-Benz vehicles, Miss Oktoberfest contestants and a drawn wagon pulling the ceremonial first keg of beer. Upon its arrival at Island Park, at 4 p.m. under the beer tent, the keg will be tapped by Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa.
Beer from the first keg will be free to the public. Musical entertainment at the beer tent will be provided by The Frankfurters and Route 66.
Many of the activities on Saturday, Sept. 27, will be geared for families, beginning with the Farmers Market at 8 a.m. on Spring Street and “The Great Pumpkin Weigh-off” at 11 a.m., which will be held at The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St.
A free trolley will travel on Main Street from noon to 4 p.m. to take festival patrons to each of the craft and entertainment stations.