It is time to dust off your lederhosen and listen to your favorite oompapa band. Yes, it is Oktoberfest in Montrose. The celebration begins Saturday at noon and ends at 11 p.m. with an estimated 20,000 visitors expected along Honolulu Avenue. This traditional event will offer all those things that Oktoberfest attendees have come to expect: bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer as well as contests, variety shows, bingo and much more.
For 30 years the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce has presented Oktoberfest. “It was started by Frank Roberts,” remembers Jim Bates, chief executive officer of the chamber.
“We will have everything we had last year, except for the big screen televisions,” Bates said. There was a scheduling conflict with the TV company, “but there will be bingo,” he promised.