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Meridian Pint to Hold Outdoor Oktoberfest in Columbia Heights

by Sean Meehan — September 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm 0

Meridian Pint Oktoberfest 2013 (Photo via Facebook/ Meridian Pint)A stretch of road in Columbia Heights will become an outdoor beer hall this weekend when local bar Meridian Pint hosts an Oktoberfest neighborhood street festival.

The festival will take place along 11th Street NW between Park Road and Monroe Street NW between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. this Saturday. That block of 11th Street will be closed to vehicle traffic during the festival.

As with any Oktoberfest celebration, beer and Bavarian grub will take center-stage, and Meridian Pint will serve 20 seasonal American beers, multiple German beers and traditional German food during the festival.

But the festival, co-hosted by the Columbia Heights Initiative, isn’t limited to beer-drinkers. Attendees can also enjoy face painting, a moon bounce, live music from a Bavarian band, a dog show and a charity dunk tank.

Meridian Pint General Manager Heather Kendrick said the Oktoberfest will go on even in the case of rain.

“At this moment, we’re waiting to hear if Tropical Storm Joaquin is going to rain on our plans, but regardless of what happens it will go on,” Kendrick said. “If it does rain, we’re going to focus on having a trop-toberfest and do our best.”

Photo via Facebook/ Meridian Pint

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