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    33rd Annual Oktoberfest and Honk! Parade Returns This Sunday!

    The 33rd Annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade to Harvard Square to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet
     
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 from noon to 6:00pm
    (Rain date, Sunday, October 9, 2011)

     
    The Harvard Square Business Association is proud to announce the return of the 33rd Annual Oktoberfest and the HONK! Parade. Join us as we reclaim the streets for horns, bikes and feet! The parade departs Davis Square at noon and arrives in Harvard Square for Oktoberfest at 1:00pm. Please come early, grab a spot on Mass Avenue and enjoy a parade that is truly like no other. Over 30 bands from all over the United States and local community groups participate in the parade. The HONKers are an eclectic group of colorful, energizing, and outrageous talented musicians that are sure to delight all with their funky music and a strut in their step!
     
    As in year's past, Oktoberfest features six stages of live entertainment by some of the most talented local and national performing artists around, including a main stage in the Super Crosswalk, a Club Passim stage, Church Street stage and HONK! Performers throughout the festival area. Alternative, Rock, Pop, Country or Folk, there is music to suit all tastes! 
     
    While enjoying the day at Oktoberfest, be sure to stop by the Cambridge Common where Re/MAX Destiny provides hot air balloon rides that provide beautiful arial views of Cambridge and the festival. 
     
    Is shopping your thing? Then there is no better place to be! Oktoberfest features over 200 stalls featuring unique crafts, clothing, vintage items, artwork and more. In addition, more than 50 international food vendors and three beer gardens will be on hand to quench your thirst and satisfy food cravings! 
     
    Don't forget the kids! Make sure your young ones take a ride on the Thomas Train ride. Oktoberfest is a family friendly event with activities for kids of all ages. 
     
     
    Oktoberfest 2011 - Entertainment Schedule
     
    MAIN STAGE - in the Super Crosswalk
    12:00  SuperVolcano www.supervolcanomusic.bandcamp.com 
    1:00    HONK! Parade http://honkfest.org/
    2:00    McAlister Drive http://www.mcalisterdrive.com
    3:00    Skyler http://www.skylertunes.com/
    4:00    Old Jack http://oldjackmusic.com/
    5:00    Hungry March Band http://www.hungrymarchband.com/
     
    FIRE + ICE STAGE - Church Street Parking Lot
    12:00 Susan Cattaneo http://www.susancattaneo.com/
    1:00    The Bynars http://thebynars.com/
    2:00    Sarah Wallis http://www.sarahwallismusic.com/
    5:00    Self Proclaimed Rockstars http://www.sprband.com/
     
    PASSIM STAGE - on Brattle Street by the intersection of Church Street
    12:00 The Electric Heaters http://www.heatonsurf.com
    1:00    Tall Heights http://www.tallheights.com
    2:00    Chris O'Brien http://www.chrisobrienmusic.com
    3:00    Lindsay Mac http://lindsaymac.com
    4:00    Treat Her Right http://www.myspace.com/treatherrightband
    5:00    Baby States http://www.facebook.com/babystates
     
     
    HONK! Performers in Eliot Triangle
    2:15    Carnival Band
    3:00    Young Fellaz Brass Band
    3:45    Minor Mishap Marching Band
    4:30    Environmental Encroachment
    5:15    What Cheer? Brigade
     
    HONK! Performers in Winthrop Park
    2:15    Expandable Brass Band
    3:00    Forward! & Milwaukee Molotov Marchers & Open Hand Orchestra
    3:45    Dja-Rara
    4:30    Brass Messengers
    5:15    Springville All Star Marching Band
     
    HONK! Performers on Palmer Street
    2:15    Detroit Party Marching Band
    3:00    Extraordinary Rendition Band
    3:45    Titanium Sporkestra
    4:30    Rude Mechanical Orchestra
    5:15    Seed & Feed Marching Abominable

    Hot Air Ballon Ride Info, Cambridge Common
    Cost:  $25 adult, $10 children (however, if someone pays less or more, that is fine)
    Length:  5 minutes
    Hours:  4pm – 6pm
     
     
    The Harvard Square Business Association would like to thank the gracious support of its sponsors:
     
    American Flatbread
    Cafe of India
    Cascadian Farms
    Charlie's Kitchen
    Chevy
    Fire + Ice
    Friendly's
    Grafton Street
    Irving House
    Larabar
    Nantucket Nectars
    Newbury Comics
    Olivia's Organics
    Polar Beverages
    R.W. Knudsen
    Re/MAX Destiny
    Relay Rides
    Renewal by Anderson
    Sam Adams
    Samsonite
    Stella Artois
    Stoneyfield Yogurt
    The Red House
    Weekly Dig
    Yelp
    Zip Car
     
    Still looking for something to do after Oktoberfest? Come to Grendel's Den at 7pm for another raucous keg tapping, beer drinking songs, and lederhosen. Bavarian food and beer served on October