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ArtsQuest’s 10th Oktoberfest offers in-person, virtual programming

Oom-pahs, bratwurst, dachshunds and the legendary Hasselhoff-off highlight the 10th Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) Sept. 26 and 27.
This year’s event will feature in-person programming at SteelStacks, as well as virtual programming.
Highlighting the 2020 Oktoberfest are “Outdoor Dining with a Show” Sept. 26 and 27, on the Air Products Town Square at SteelStacks, where guests can listen to German-style music while dining.
The menu includes loaded potato pancake covered in corned beef brisket, fried sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Rueben-style dressing, and Schweinshaxe (roasted pork shank) served over browned butter spaetzle and cabbage. Guests can finish it all off with apple strudel from Mattie’s Strudel Haus and ice cream from the Bethlehem Dairy Store.
Seating on the Town Square is by reservation only with tables good for up to four people in the same party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
On Sept. 26, the Schützengiggles Oompah Band will perform on the Town Square’s Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage. Polkadelphia takes the same stage Sept. 27.
Four food vendors are taking part in the “Oktoberfest To-Go” Food Service and Biergarten on PNC Plaza at SteelStacks. Beer will be available for guests to purchase to enjoy with their food if they opt to sit in the Biergarten.
Other Oktoberfest highlights include: Dragtoberfest drag queens; Virtual Hasselhoff-off; Virtual Weiner Dog Parade; and Oktoberfest Steinholding Competition.
Official Oktoberfest hours for SteelStacks activities are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit