Abington to celebrate Oktoberfest this weekend

Hopefully by now the kids are in their back-to-school routine, fall decorations are up and leaves are beginning to fall.  What’s left to do?  Celebrate of course! 

Abington Celebrates hopes everyone will mark their calendars for the upcoming Oktoberfest Weekend, October 14 – 16 for lots of family fun.

On Friday night, Oct. 14, Abington Celebrates will be hosting a “Fall Trivia” fireworks fundraiser at the Abington American Legion, Post 112.

Saturday, Oct. 15 will be a lively day in Abington.  In the morning, the United Church of Christ is hosting its Annual Oktoberfest Marketplace with vendors, food, music and raffles. The church’s Thrift Shop will also be open.

 The folks at the Dyer Memorial Library and the Historical Society of Old Abington will be hosting a free Historical Exhibit of Local History.

 On Saturday afternoon, the Abington Lions are hosting the popular “Not-So-Scary” Woods at Island Grove with lots of free activities for the children of Abington. 

A hired hand guards entries in the carved pumpkin contest

 Immediately following, Pumpkin Point returns to the Grove with its annual carved pumpkin contest.  Along with that, the folks from Abington Park and Recreation will sponsor a Movie Night featuring “The Addams Family” (cartoon version).

 Start your Sunday morning off right on Oct. 16 with a hearty pancake breakfast hosted by Abington BSA Troop 41 Scouts at the Abington American Legion, Post 112. 

From there, head on down to the front lawn of Beaver Brook Elementary School for the First Annual Freaky Flea Market hosted by the folks of Blackbeard. 

The Double Eagle Oktoberfest German Band

Enjoy the afternoon with the 7th Annual Oktoberfest Family Celebration on the grounds of Frolio, Memorial Field and the American Legion. 

 A few of the many events at the family celebration will be kids’ activities and bounce houses (sponsored in part by the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation), The Double Eagle Oktoberfest German Band (sponsored by the Abington Summer Concerts), Abington Health Department will be hosting a flu shot clinic, the “Old Coots” are returning with their sage advice and wisdom, a dog costume contest and dog parade, Farmers Market, petting zoo, demonstrations, food, refreshments, beer garden and much more!

Ongoing, folks are encouraged to stop by Seoane’s Garden Center through Oct. 16 to cast their vote on their favorite scarecrow.  Scarecrow entries were previously submitted from various groups, businesses and individuals in town.  Winners will be announced at the Oktoberfest Family Celebration.

A contestant in last year’s dog costume contest

Also, Abington’s United Church of Christ is sponsoring a “Giving and Caring Opportunity” event throughout Oktoberfest Weekend.  Help fill their collection bills with new socks for the homeless or make a donation and UCC will purchase them.  Collection bins will be located at all Oktoberfest events.

Follow Abington Celebrates on Facebook for updates on Oktoberfest weekend and all of Abington Celebrates events or email at abingtoncelebrates@gmail.com.


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