PIQUA — The Friends of the Piqua Public Library are excited to present their third annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the library. The Oktoberfest has been one of the Friends of the Library’s most popular events, and this year’s activities promise to once again transport you to an authentic German Beer Garden.
For the past two years Charlie Campbell has wowed the crowd with his lively renditions of German music on the accordion. Charlie’s humor will make you laugh, and his exceptional musical skills will make you want to join Joyce Jenkins and Amy Booher, who will lead the audience in a sing along.
Of course, what would an Oktoberfest be without beer? Craft beers have become all the rage in America, so Graham Kindell, notable local beer expert, will present a beer tasting combining the best of both Germany’s and America’s Oktoberfest brews. Graham will also give some insight into Piqua’s history as a destination for German immigrants, and why they chose to settle here.
His beer choices will be complemented by tastes of traditional German food.
All this fun is free, but admission is by ticket only, and only for those over the age of 21. Free tickets are available at the Piqua Public Library to the public beginning Friday, Oct. 7. Last year’s event was a sellout, so be sure to get your tickets early.