BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Thousands of people packed into Boardman Park on Sunday for the 47th annual Oktoberfest.
October starts with a premier event in the Mahoning Valley. The one-day event features over 150 vendors with baked goods, crafts and clothes. There were also tons of of sweet fall treats.
It’s an event put on for the community, but it raises money for the Rotary and its projects, which help give back to the community.
“A lot of things encapsulate this one day. We have the opportunity to make some money that we give away but also share some ideas with the community — but also have fun. It’s a fun event,” said Shawn Golden, Boardman Rotary president.
The Boardman marching band played for the crowd, which is co-chair Liam Jones’ favorite part of the festival.
“They do a great job marching through the pathway maze, and then in front of the theater,” Jones said. “To me, that’s a staple of the festival. But what’s great is kind of the hurrah as far as the festival feel for the summer.”
The Oktoberfest is the Boardman Rotary’s largest yearly fundraiser.