KHR council addresses so-called doubling-up of Oktoberfest events

KILLALOE – Concerns over an apparent conflict between two Oktoberfest events in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards were addressed during the township’s regular council meeting of June 2.

During the Killaloe Heritage and Ecology Society’s report to council, Lynne Postill, discussing the Killaloe Farmers’ Market, questioned council over their sponsorship of an Oktoberfest event scheduled for October 3, 2015.

“This will be the tenth year that the Hoch Farm has celebrated the Thanksgiving Weekend with an Oktoberfest event, which last year we branded as Hochtoberfest,” explained Postill. “I think we can safely say that this will be the tenth year of Oktoberfest, and that it is an annual event.”

Postill noted that she had come across news of another Oktoberfest event in Killaloe, sponsored and put on by the township, in an issue of Travel Our Backyard magazine.

“I would ask council to reconsider, and join with the Heritage and Ecology Society for a partnership and one celebration of Oktoberfest at Hoch Farm, which is a German homestead.”

The Oktoberfest event in question falls a full week in advance of Hoch Farm’s own Hochtoberfest on October 10.

According to Postill, the issue of Travel Our Backyard promoted this event as the first ever Oktoberfest in Killaloe. 

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