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Hub City kicks off first Oktoberfest in decades

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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Rock performance by the local band Experiment 34. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Rock performance by the local band Experiment 34. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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First annual New Brunswick Oktoberfest, Oct. 7 on George Street. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City held its first annual Oktoberfest in nearly 30 years, starting off new tradition for New Brunswick.

Several blocks of George Street and a portion of Bayard Street were closed off to cars, as pedestrians took to the streets for the Oktoberfest.

At one end of the street, musicians from a variety of local bands performed on stage. At the other end, fairgoers could try out Oktoberfest-themed beers from Old Bay and Harvest Moon, on top of authentic German food.

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The event drew out roughly 2,000 attendees over the course of five hours, estimated Pam Stefaneck, executive director of the New Brunswick City Market, which helped organize the event.

Stefaneck added that she is certain the city will have its second Oktoberfest in 2018.

 

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