Downtown Kent to celebrate Oktoberfest

Illustration by LaQuann Dawson

Illustration by LaQuann Dawson

Bailey Purpura

This Saturday between noon and 10 p.m., Franklin Avenue will be host to the second annual Kent Oktoberfest.

The streets will be filled with authentic German food, seasonal beer and live music featuring Polka Revolution, Vibrogroove, City of Invention and more throughout the day.

Restaurants and bars such as Ray’s Place and The Pufferbelly Ltd. will both be offering specials for the event.

“This is an all-weekend event for Ray’s. We have been celebrating Oktoberfest for years now,” said Ray’s Place owner Charlie Thomas.

Pufferbelly Ltd. is also participating in the event with a booth set up outside of their store.

“(We will serve) stuffed brussels as our appetizer. We’ll be doing an entrée of sauerbraten and our desert will be apple strudel,” said Pufferbelly Ltd. owner Kevin Long.

Furthermore, Main Street Kent’s website offers a promo code for this weekend’s Oktoberfest for a free Uber ride to anyone who needs it.

Contact Bailey Purpura at [email protected].