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Oktoberfest Returns to Narberth

Hundreds are expected at Saturday night's tent event in Narberth Park.

The Narberth Business Association and the Narberth Volunteer Fire Company are preparing for Saturday's , the third such event in the borough.

The tented proceedings at run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A $35 ticket provides access to beer, German food and live music, and more than 200 people are expected to attend, said Ed Ridgway, the business association's spokesman.

Oktoberfest is only for adults, but volunteer babysitters for children 4 and older are available at , Ridgway said.

Expecting that Oktoberfest will overlap with the Phillies' first playoff game, organizers are trying to arrange for a TV screen. Those who want to duck out and watch baseball elsewhere can do so; all guests get wristbands and can come and go as they please.

Ardmore held last Saturday. Narberth held Oktoberfests in 2008 and 2009, too, but had "scheduling problems" last year, Ridgway said. Tickets to the previous  were $25, but with the $10 increase the business association was able to add live music from The Lucky Stiffs and rent tents to move Oktoberfest out of the borough building, Ridgway said: "The NBA wanted to create a more traditional Oktoberfest."

Proceeds benefit the fire company and the Narberth Dickens Festival, which takes place downtown Dec. 10. also receives a portion of its ticket sales, Ridgway said. Beer is being donated by , , , and Philadelphia Brewing Company.

Visit the Narberth Business Association's website at narberthonline.com for more information.

AMB October 03, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Heard it was a blast, and very successful for Dicken's Festival and Narb Fire Department!

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