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September 17, 2012

You can fall for Oktoberfest in two weeks

Moody — When you think of fun time for fall an annual community favorite comes to mind—Moody Oktoberfest!

Hosted by the Moody Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC), the ninth annual Oktoberfest promises to bring surprises to this year’s event.

 “We are excited,” said MACC executive director Andrea Machen. “We have an all-star line up on our main stage with Act of Congress, Jen Moody, Carson Bruce, Gate 29 and many more.”

Honored to be a part of planning the festivities is MACC board of director’s member Dawn Moore.

“Oktoberfest is a great opportunity for families to enjoy our amazing community,” Moore said. “I feel a great sense of pride seeing the hard work of our board members benefitting the people we serve.”

Changes coming to this year’s Oktoberfest are first and foremost—the date.

Typically held the last Saturday of October, this year’s Oktoberfest will be the first Saturday, October 6 from 10am to 5pm at Moody City Park.

Hoping to bring in new attendees as well as welcome back friends of the festival, this year’s event will host its first volleyball tournament and bring bigger headline acts to its entertainment stage.

“We’ll also have fun festival food, a hayride, pony rides, arts, crafts and children’s activities,” said Machen.

Machen is currently still accepting vendor applications and encourages more arts and crafters to take part in this year’s Oktoberfest.

Applications are accepted through Thursday, September 20. Interested parties should contact Machen at the chamber office by calling 205-640-6262 or email at chamber@moodyalabama.gov.

Oktoberfest is a free event that offers free parking.

Attendees can also look forward to vendor giveaways, free credit reports provided by BB&T Bank, train rides, bungee jumps and much more.

For the convenience of community supporters, BB&T Bank is also providing an onsite ATM.

 “Mark your calendars,” Marchen said. “So you can come out and join us, Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 5pm.”

Looking forward to putting on another successful event, this year’s Moody Oktoberfest plans for families to experience a day of fun.

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