Oktoberfest 2013 will commence with a Grand Parade on Saturday, October 5th.
The Parade features the Stowe High & Middle School Marching Band, floats, unusual and classic cars and trucks, dignitaries, popular political statement entries, plus a few surprises! The Parade will begin at 10:00 AM in the Town of Stowe and end up at the events field on Weeks Hill Rd. Spectators will find many vantage points to view the festivities along the parade route, which winds its way along parts of the Mountain Road, Main Street and Park Street to its destination at the Oktoberfest Bavarian Village, under the big tent, in the events field on Weeks Hill Rd. Burgermeister Rob Roper will officially open Oktoberfest with the traditional Tapping of the Keg Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.