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Chesapeake to celebrate Octoberfest on Saturday

CHESAPEAKE — Chesapeake’s annual Octoberfest is set for Saturday, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Triangle Park.

The family-friendly event, organized by the Chesapeake Area Citizens Coalition, is free to the public and will feature, live music, a patting zoo, vendors, horse and carriage rides, a karate demonstration, games and more.

Inflatables will be set up for children. Price for admission to them is $5 for the first child, $3 for the second, $2 for the third and free for the fourth and more.

A fire prevention parade will take place during the event.

“I always tell the kids to bring a bag, because they’ll be throwing out candy,” Pam Hollar, of CACC, said.

She said many of the vendors are popular with attendees, including a wood carver and one offering beans and cornbread, which she said always sells out.

A car show will also take place and participants can sign up on the day of the show.

Hollar said the bulk of the event is organized by former Chesapeake Mayor Dick Gilpin, who is a member of the CACC.

She said CACC will have a booth at the event.

“Anyone who wants to help out for next year or wants to work with us on events can drop by,” she said.

The musical line-up for the event includes choirs from Chesapeake schools, the Chesapeake High School band, Chase Jobe, Five Dollar Red, Midnight Storm, the Charlie Cook Bluegrass band, Bethany Himes and Pure Luck with Anthony Crabtree.