Duluth Oktoberfest, which kicks off next Friday and runs through Sunday, Sept. 17 at Bayfront Festival Park, will feature some of the top polka bands in the nation.
Featured artists include Gasper Krek, a master accordion player from Europe, the OktoberFest All-Stars Band, master yodeler Kerry Christensen and S.G. Edelweiss, a Bavarian Dance Group is fresh off their world championship win, among others.
The annual festival will also feature the largest bier tent ever erected at Bayfront Festival Park, adult games, kids activities, a Dachshund derby, among other family-friendly activities
“We are always looking for ways to bring new and different events to our community,” said Kern and Kompany President Ryan Kern. “Duluth is known as a destination for some of the best events in the Midwestern USA and this will be no exception. We have been working hard to create a unique Bavarian experience that is truly authentic that only Duluth can provide with the backdrop at Bayfront Festival Park."