Cambridge Oktoberfest Kicked off their version of the popular annual event on Wednesday with the traditional tapping of the beer keg performed by Mayor Kathryn McGarry, and Regional Chair Karen Redman while Miss Oktoberfest Erin Wetzel looked on.
The city put on a great launch party with free Oktoberfest sausage on a bun... and of course the food bank benefited from the event as well ... Cambridge residents love to support their food bank.
Ms. Wetzel was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2019 at the Miss Oktoberfest Gala Ball at LOT 42.
She was crowned in front of a crowd of over 500 people by Sandra Dynka, who was last year’s Miss Oktoberfest.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Executive Director Alfred Lowrick said in a press release, "Each year we see many talented young women apply for the role. It was a pleasure to get to know these women over the past couple of weeks. We are excited to see what Erin does in this ambassador role this year."
Wetzel was born and raised in Maryhill, a small village in the Township of Woolwich. She said her goal as Miss Oktoberfest is to "be a person to whom others can relate and to inspire others by living an inspired life."
The opening ceremonies for KW Oktoberfest will be kicked off on October 11 at the corner of King and Frederick Streets in Kitchener. The LRT will play a key role in getting festival goers around town this year...and the construction is finally behind us.