Friday festival getting a taste of Oktoberfest.
by Rebecca Johnston
October 05, 2012 12:56 AM | 2572 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK — The city’s Friday Night Live is marking the first Friday of the month with an “Oktoberfest” tonight.

The themed downtown-wide event will include many restaurants and shops in Woodstock, which will stay open late to celebrate the event from 6 to 9 p.m. Many will have activities related to the Oktoberfest theme.

The Bavarian Duo, a German two-person band will be performing German music in front of Cupcakelicious during the event.

Cupcakelicious will also feature Halloween-themed cupcakes along with several beer-flavored choices.

Artist Jennifer Desantis will also be set up in front of Cupcakelicious during Friday Night Live “Oktoberfest.“

“Some of the restaurants have told us they will feature some German dishes, and there will be fall-festival festivities as well at many of the merchants,” said Kyle Bennett, director of tourism and Visitors Center operations.

The city is also kicking off its Scarecrow Contest, which is a fundraiser for the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village.

Downtown businesses paid $25 to put up their scarecrows and enter them into the contest. It costs $1 per vote for visitors to cast a vote for their favorite, with all funds going to Elm Street.

“They are putting them up Thursday and Friday. They are already popping up,” Bennett said.

Bennett said the night is expected to be a good one.

“We are really excited about this one. The weather is beautiful, and we hope everyone comes out and has a good time,” Bennett said.

Collective will be serving soft pretzels during the Friday Night Live “Oktoberfest.”

Seven Arrows will feature live music in front of the store. Blue Frog Imports will have several vendors and artists set up in front of their shop during the event.

The night will also feature the $100 Downtown Gift Certificate Giveaway.

For every $10 spent at a downtown business during Friday Night Live, the shopper can enter into a drawing for a $100 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate by bringing receipts to the Woodstock Visitors Center to enter the contest.

There are plenty of events for kids, including Swirl by Design will be running Halloween games for the children and prizes to give away.

Teen Arts Night is sponsored by Elm Street‘s Teen Arts Guild (TAG). Teens can bring their guitar, karaoke CD, poetry, artwork, and short stories to share with other creative, arts-minded teens.

A $5 cash entrance fee at the door provides a slice of pizza and a soda at intermission. Ages 13-15 will need to have a parent sign them in and out at the door.

For the adults, Copper Coin Coffee will feature Ricky McKee from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Cherokee County Historical Society will be selling $10 raffle tickets for a cruise for two, with only 500 tickets will be sold. They will be set up on the sidewalk in front of the historic store fronts on Main Street

For more information call Bennett at (770) 924-0406

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