Traditional and non-traditional events take part in Oktoberfest

The traditional (beer, polka music) and non-traditional (a 5K / 10K run, a chili cook-off) will be part of the second Cortland Oktoberfest.

Presented by the Love Life Foundation, Cortland Lions Club and Cortland Oktoberfest Committee, the festival is family oriented with activities for all ages.

It starts at 9 a.m. Saturday with the MOE-Mentum 5K / 10K Trail Run / Walk. Runners will compete for awards in various age groups. The new scenic trail will lead both runners and walkers through wooded pathways in Cortland.

A juried arts and crafts show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, providing an opportunity for both crafters and artists to showcase their talents.

Art Alley will have family activities and entertainment for all age groups both days. Each $10 wristband purchased will include various arts and craft stations, multiple inflatables, a climbing wall, family games and activities, minnow racing, photography contest, chalk on the walk, street entertainment and more.

Tangled Up in Brew takes place 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cortland Lions Club Building, 194 W. Main St. It is open to patrons ages 21 and older.

The event will feature a variety of craft beers and food options with live entertainment by Good Brother Earl. Admission is $10 at the door, which includes a Tangled Up in Brew sponsor cup and a free beer ticket.

Sunday’s activities includes a chili cook-off on Main Street 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dennis Drummond, a Warren native who competed on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2017, will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a singing contest and polka music. Simply Ed Mancuso will serve as emcee.

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