Octoberfest in Appleton is billed at the city's largest block party. And this year it did not disappoint.
APPLETON - Five music stages kept the estimated crowd of 100-thousand entertained during the 32nd annual Octoberfest.
Organizers call the event a celebration of community spirit that focuses on family fun.
It not only showcases downtown Appleton, it also provides fundraising opportunities for the area's non-profit organizations.
"There's 100 booths, and they raise between $80,000 and $100,000 each year. Octoberfest itself, a portion of our proceeds is reinvested in the community in the form of grants," said Susan Vanden Heuvel, Octoberfest Exec. Director.
Octoberfest organizers work closely with Appleton Police, and officers made their presence known at the event.
Volunteer groups also assist with security, and this year, received added training in order to improve communication with police.
No major incidents were reported.
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