A participant in the torpedo keg toss at last year's Oktoberfest. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Oktoberfest on tap



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Beer lovers rejoice.

It’s once again time for Acadia’s Oktoberfest, the annual Columbus Day weekend brewfest sponsored by the Southwest Harbor-Tremont Chamber of Commerce.

This is the 21st year of the event, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 7, with a wine and cheese tasting from 4-6 p.m. at Smuggler’s Den Campground on Route 102. The cost is $18.

Also on Friday, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., rockabilly favorites The Crown Vics are to play downtown at the Veterans Park. The 11th Hour Farming Artists will be on the Pemetic Green carving pumpkins.

Beer moves into the spotlight in a big way at Smuggler’s Den from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. More than two dozen craft brewers are expected to be on hand with samples of their brews. Admission is $35 and includes a souvenir glass and unlimited samples. Nondrinkers can attend for $10. The event is free for children under the age of 12.

A number of food and craft vendors will be offering their wares. Live music by the duo Russell and Jeff and singer-songwriter Tim Lewis, and games like a torpedo keg toss, stein lifting and beerless pong will help keep everyone entertained.

Advance tickets are available by calling the chamber at 244-9264.

Mark Good

Mark Good

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