FROSTBURG — The streets of the Mountain City will once again be filled with revelers for the second annual Frostoberfest celebration planned for Sept. 27.
Frostburg’s version of the world renowned Oktoberfest observance will be a daylong celebration of heritage.
Frostoberfest 2014 will begin at 1 p.m. and feature a wide array of entertainment, including live music performances, German food and craft vendors.
Frostoberfest organizers have scheduled new events to entertain children and families, including face painting, inflatables, balloon art, a “paint a goat” station and pony rides.
The family fun activities will be located at City Place and on MainStreet.
The streets of Frostburg will be filled with music, as a host of street performers will complement a variety of musical performances throughout town.
Traditional German tunes will be offered by the Rhinelanders and Keith Brintzenhoff, an area expert on Pennsylvania German Music.
The award-winning Wills Creek Cloggers and the Teal Steel Band will also perform along with the Arion Band.
The Arion Band is among the oldest community bands in the nation, established in 1877. For Ben Norris, the band’s current president, performing at Frostoberfest is a true celebration of heritage and community.
“Performing at this event really goes back to our roots. Many of our original members were German immigrants and we are proud to be a part of this family-friendly event,” Norris said.
According to Christine Werner, Main Street manager, the event continues to grow and this year boasts more than 20 participating businesses. A shuttle service, via trolley, will also be available throughout the day.
Craft and food vendors will be located throughout town and many businesses will be offering specials and traditional German fare. Try your strength with the keg-tossing competition at the Bar Monkey and strut your stuff at Dante’s for the best German costume.
“So throw on your Lederhosen, hop in your Volkswagen and join the celebration,” said Werner.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Frostburg Volunteer Fire Department and the annual Shamrock Shuffle/Frostoberfest Business Committee scholarship fund for Mountain Ridge High School students.
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