Stories tagged with: Oktoberfest

October 1, 2011 - 5:02pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

The celebration of their German Heritage brought the community of Somerset out Saturday for a unique ride around town.

Among the hustle and bussel of art, crafts and food vendors a unique sound of a slower pace was heard...the rhythmic clip-clop of a horse- drawn wagon. Roger Hillis has been providing the community with the one-of-a-kind experience for nearly 10 years. Although Hillis will provide the novelty rides at weddings and other events, he said the work is by no-means a...

September 29, 2011 - 10:49am
3 years 34 weeks ago

If you are looking for something to do, this weekend is your chance.

Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says the fall season is the ideal time for tourism in Muskingum County.

"Muskingum County attractions do a great job at putting events together and having great things for travelers to do. Events are still top 5 reasons why folks travel. They love to go to events and we do a great job of putting those events together and...

October 2, 2010 - 8:16pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

One city in Perry County is experiencing a well-known German tradition.

Somerset held it's annual Oktoberfest to celebrate the town's pioneer past and german heritage.

The town was co-founded by Jacob Miller back in 1807. He and other german immigrant pioneers built an area log tavern that is one of the oldest in Ohio.

Those who attended were able to learn more about the rich history and experience live music and antiques. Plus, what Oktoberfest would be complete without...

October 10, 2009 - 6:40pm
5 years 32 weeks ago


Even though it is Saturday, Zanesville High School is packed with kids.

Students decked out in blue and white filled the high school's outdoor basketball courts for the ZHS Oktoberfrest.

"The whole purpose is to create funds for different activities, whether it is an athletic group or school club and you know the bottom line is we are fortunate to have people in Zanesville who are willing to get out, work for free, give our kids the opportunity to do the things...

September 26, 2009 - 5:10pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

Cooler, October-like temperatures are exactly what greeted people at this year's Oktoberfest in downtown Zanesville. Well, that and a little rain, but those attending didn't really seem to mind it.

The Buckeyes were playing on the big screen, there was beer, and of course, some german cuisine.

Rittberger Meats was serving up wieners, bratwursts, and something new this year-beer rocks.

"The Chinese have an egg roll, the Mexicans have a burrito, and the...

September 24, 2009 - 5:25am
5 years 35 weeks ago

Break out your lederhosen it's time once again for Oktoberfest in downtown Zanesville.

Saturday September 26th in the Secrest Auditorium parking lot everyone's invited to experience a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. And in keeping with tradition, it's celebrated in September.

"We get a lot of questions on why is it not Septemberfest or Septoberfest or all kinds of clever names people come up with, but we are sticking...

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