Photos: German Fun At Ardmore Oktoberfest
Ardmore's first Oktoberfest celebration drew a big crowd of all ages.
Ardmore's first Oktoberfest event went as planned on Saturday, drawing a steady and growing crowd from throughout the afternoon and evening.
Organized by McCloskey's, Gillane's and John Henry's pubs (all located on Cricket Avenue), the event offered Oompah music, German food specialties, and an assortment of top line German beers for those who wanted an authentic experience.
It was a child-friendly event with games, face painting and other activities. For the adults, it was a nice way to get together with friends for food, a brew, and good conversation.
This is the first of what the organizers hope will become an annual event in Ardmore in the early days of fall. Lower Merion Township was persuaded to close off a section of Cricket Avenue and allow the sale and drinking of beer on the street, an exception to Township regulations. That area was confined and clearly marked off for visitors to see and adhere to the limits.
The organizers are actively seeking feedback about the event in an effort to make next year's event even better. They said that they will be checking Patch's coverage of the event in hopes that some who attended will leave suggestions about ways to make the event better.
Check out the gallery above for a look at what went on.