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Oktoberfest taking party this year outdoors

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Wood Buffalo looks to start October right with Oktoberfest.

MacDonald Island Park will host the fourth annual community event on September 28.

The outdoor celebration of Bavarian culture features a night of German-inspired treats, live entertainment, and various draughts, beers and pilsners.

Regional Recreation Corporation (RRC) Director of Events and Business Development, Kelsey Stefanizyn, says the outdoor aspect is something new for 2019.

“We are excited to offer Oktoberfest outdoors for a more traditional festival experience with your closest friends. Each year we have the pleasure of welcoming the community as we celebrate this world-wide event here in Fort McMurray.”

A large outdoor tent will house revellers during the day’s festivities.

Guests may purchase tickets online, or from the Shell Place Box Office for $39 plus tax.

Attendees will receive a special stein at the event and may participate in the stein-holding competition.

Also, they may dress up for prizes.

Oktoberfest is an 18+ event.