Cortland Oktoberfest set for this weekend

Staff report


The Cortland Oktoberfest will take place Saturday and Sunday in the downtown area.

The craft show on Banks Street will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, featuring more than 50 arts and craft vendors. It will be in the parking lot adjacent to Cortland Bank.

It will include Art Alley, which will include family activities, a petting zoo and other activities (wristbands will be $10).

The festivities will kick off Saturday with a 5K/10K trail run/walk at the Trumbull County Family and Education Center, 520 W. Main St. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. and last until 8:15 a.m. Awards will be given to all runners for overall and each age group. Everyone participating in the event will receive a finisher’s gift.

Chalk on the Walk will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and it is free to children and adults. Winners will be announced on the main stage at 4:30 p.m. and awarded prizes. A limited supply of chalk and colors will be provided to all artists registered; participants can bring their own water-based, temporary chalk.

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On Saturday, from 6 to 11 p.m., the Tangled Up In Brew event will take place on Main Street for those 21 years of age and over. Tickets for this beer-tasting event will be sold at the door. Colin Dussault’s Blues Project will perform, and food will be sold.

The chili cook-off will take place Sunday on Main Street. The cost is $5 per person to taste 10-plus chili options. In addition, there will be multiple food vendors on hand.

Cortland Oktoberfest will have two entertainment stages. On the Main Stage, DJ Randall Martin will perform both days. Saturday’s lineup also includes Erin Burke, Jason Nuzzo with a tribute to Bob Dylan and Jennifer and Matt Kerber. Sunday’s lineup will feature Mike Wojtila with a mixture of tunes including some polka.

On the second stage, which will be located in the arts and crafts area, artists will include chain-saw carvers, theatrics, dancers, hula hoop artists and musicians.

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