Ocktoberfest celebrated at Hoch Farm

KILLALOE – On October 6, Hoch Farm and Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township (KHR) partnered with the Lions Club to host Hochtober Fest. Hoch Farm, on Highway 60, was bequeathed to the township in 1996, according to its website. It is run by volunteers as a museum, farmers market venue for 16 years and an ecology centre. The Hoch Farm was one of the first dairy farms in the area beginning in 1904 when it was bought by Amelia and Wilhelm Hoch. On Saturday, the farm hosted the last regular Saturday farmers’ market of the season. KHR provided the stage and paid for the band, Lock, Stock and Barrel to perform. Terry Eggert played accordion, Gord Sonier drummer, Bryan Tunn bass and Dennis Shilke lead guitar and vocals. Bonnie Ivimey, KHR community development officer, said that different organizations have held Ocktober Fests in the town in the past at different venues. This year groups partnered to form one event at Hoch Farm on Highway 60. To read the full article, pick up a copy of the October 10, 2018 Valley Gazette.