MONTROSE — The smell of locally smoked bratwurst and freshly popped corn lured thousands Saturday to Honolulu Avenue to enjoy Bavarian-themed festivities at Montrose's 34th annual Oktoberfest.
Warm, sunny weather drew local families and Los Angeles-area residents to the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event to enjoy beer, carnival games and music.
“The food is good, and it's for a good cause,” said Eleanor Wacker, who has attended the event since it started more than three decades ago.
Ticket sales from the event will support the chamber, which uses the funds to help local businesses with advertising and participation in city activities, Chamber Executive Director Melinda Clarke said.
The event not only provides entertainment for residents, she said, but it also “brings awareness to Honolulu and gets more people to come back.”