Cornelius Caldwell with Home Depot helps set up a free kids workshop for Saturday’s Oktoberfest. This will be Home Depot’s third year participating in the annual festival. | Robert Hudson
Cornelius Caldwell with Home Depot helps set up a free kids workshop for Saturday’s Oktoberfest. This will be Home Depot’s third year participating in the annual festival. | Robert Hudson

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33rd Oktoberfest kicks off in Alexander City

Published 7:39pm Friday, October 11, 2013

The change in weather means its time for another year of Oktoberfest for Alexander City.
The 33rd Oktoberfest starts today at 8 a.m. and will continue on to 3 p.m. or as long as the crowd remains.
Jennifer Baker, program supervisor for Alexander City Parks and Recreation, said vendors set up throughout the day Friday.
“I have around 80 vendors this year, which is maybe a few less than we had last year, but not many. They more we can get in here today and get them situated, the easier it is the morning of the event,” Baker said. “Most of the local people came today, and it helps to get the food vendors in because they’re a little more complicated to set up.”
Baker said the there will be various vendors to go along with food and entertainment for all.
“This is the ninth year I’ve been in charge of it, and it is a fall festival. It’s not just arts and crafts because we do have entertainment food and a kids area,” Baker said. “It’s just a great event for the whole family. We are expecting a huge crowd.”
There will also be a car show during the Oktoberfest.
Baker said there will be shuttles running all throughout the event.
“We will start running the shuttles at 8 a.m. and they will run continuously all day long,” Baker said. “They will need to come into the sportplex entrance on Highway 22, park in the football stadium parking lot, and we will have the shuttles pick up and unload at the pavilion.”

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