RANGELEY, Maine — Businesses in Rangeley and Oquossoc have teamed up to offer Oktoberfest, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7.
The event will feature food, entertainment and a cornucopia of beers in a festival exploring the restaurants, pubs, shops and museums located on the National Scenic Byway from Rangeley to Oquossoc.
The region has been divided into six districts each representing a section of Germany. Businesses will be sell $1 festival tickets that will be useable throughout the area at participating businesses, for wagon rides and bus transport.
Beginning on Friday afternoon and ending late Sunday evening, a sampling of German foods, beers, live music and indoor and outdoor events have been scheduled, including a Beer Stein Hoisting Competition.
Attendees will be given a “passport” and encouraged to visit a pub, restaurant or shop in each of the six districts of the festival where they can get the passport stamped. Once completed, participants drop off the completed passport to the Saddleback Realty office on Main Street to be eligible for a drawing to win more than $1,000 in Rangeley winter fun gift packages and prizes.
The Big Green Saddleback Bus known as “The Pickle” will run a constant loop from noon to 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, transporting guests to each of the six regions and to all of the events, music, food, fun and beer tasting. Horse drawn wagon rides will be available in downtown Rangeley all afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.