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Mainstrasse Oktoberfest is this weekend

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

MainStrasse Village's Oktoberfest, named one of Kentucky Travel Industry Association's "Top Ten 2012 Fall Festivals", is this weekend.

A mix of German and international foods, music and arts and crafts attracts approximately 125,000 people to this popular festival in historic MainStrasse Village in Covington.

The festival extends over six city blocks, along the 6th Street Promenade, Philadelphia Street, Main Street and Goebel Park. It features works by over 75 artisans and crafters from all over the country and traditional German food.

Live entertainment by top local performers will spread the festival mood throughout Oktoberfest. Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, Country and German will be featured at the Festival Stage, the Main Street Bier Garten, the Goose Girl Stage and the Goebel Park Stage. 

Returning to Oktoberfest this year is the "Get Your Chalk On" Street Chalk Drawing Contest on Saturday.  Registration form available at www.mainstrasse.org or 859-491-0458.

Event hours are Friday, Sept. 7 from 5 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 from noon to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 9 p.m.

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