Dayton Art Institute hoping for ‘record-breaking turnout’ in 47th Oktoberfest

The Dayton Art Institute kicked off its 47th year of Oktoberfest on the first weekend of fall this afternoon and is hoping for record-breaking numbers.

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This year’s event includes live bands playing a variety of music, more than 60 artisans for shopping and of course plenty of food and drinks associated with the season.

“We got lucky today, it really, really feels like fall and we’re hoping for a record-breaking turnout of 30,000,” Oktoberfest chair Kriss Rossi said.

Rossi and her husband have served on the festival’s board for four years, and want the public to know it has something for everyone.

In addition to the shopping and food, festival goers can choose from a selection of more than 40 international and craft beers, take part in family activities and enjoy the “TV Cave,” an area featuring four big-screen TVs showing  weekend football games.

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Oktoberfest will run until 11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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