What do you get when you raise a huge tent up, invite some of the best local bands, bring in some great homemade traditional Oktoberfest food, some cold brews, delicious baked goods, a giant country store and a chance to win $10,000.00?

You have a huge Oktoberfest Festival at the Most Holy Rosary Church, Rt. 26, in the heart of Maine, New York, only a few miles outside of Endicott.  This year's fest is Friday Oktober 4th, from 6pm-11pm, Saturday the 5th from Noon to 11pm and Sunday, Oktober 6th from 11am to 5pm.

As always, admission is free and is a great family event that features a kid's courtyard filled with children's games and a casino tent for adults.  Something for everyone.

Local bands take the stage Friday night 7-11pm Old Friends return to sing the songs everyone knows.  Saturday 2-5pm, the fun, Patsy White & Doublewide, the traditional BC Celtic Pipe & Drum from 6-6:30pm, followed by MHR Irish Dancers til 7pm and local favorites, Frostbit Blue from 7-11pm.  Your feet will be moving Sunday to the sounds of Tony's Polka Band from 11am-1pm and The Maine Men close the festival beginning at 1:30pm.

Right now the weather is looking perfect for Oktoberfest festivities with daytime temperatures expected in the mid 70's and nighttime in the mid to upper 50's.

Listen for a special preview of events with me Friday afternoon on Rich's show.  I always look forward to Oktoberfest at the Most Holy Rosary Church.