September 28, 2023 – WATERLOO, ON
As part of the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations the popular Mayor’s Oktoberfest Market returns this Sunday October 1st, 2023 from 10AM until 4PM in the Waterloo City Hall (100 Regina St.) parking lot. This event is a collaborative effort between Mayor Dorothy McCabe, City of Waterloo Council, The Uptown Business Improvement Area and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The one-day market will feature over 60 vendors offering various products, food, clothing, jewellery and services with special Oktoberfest-themed performances throughout the event. As a welcome addition, this year libations will also be available from Uptown’s Revive Karaoke.
“Oktoberfest is a vibrant and exciting time in our community and this event in particular is a wonderful showcase of all the artists, crafters, performers and businesses in Waterloo,” says Mayor Dorothy McCabe. “Waterloo City Council invites all community members to this family-friendly event to get into ‘wunderbar’ spirit! Hope to see you this weekend”.
Adds Uptown Waterloo BIA Executive Director, Jeyas Balaskanthan “The Mayor’s Oktoberfest Market continues to grow both with vendors and visitors which is a reflection of its success and tradition. After you enjoy the market, we welcome you to have a stroll through Uptown and visit some of our 450 + businesses. Explore theSLATS along Princess Street. Experience ‘The Loop’ in Waterloo Public Square. There’s so much fun to be had Uptown this weekend.”
The Mayor’s Oktoberfest Market will feature a charming fall-themed selfie area, a duo of wandering accordion players, and a dirndl-wearing stilt walker throughout the day along with a special visit from KWOktoberfest’s Wunderwagon. And, of course, you can expect to find Onkel Hans enjoying the market and taking selfies with fans!
Visit the Uptown Waterloo BIA tent for a free colouring book with pages designed by local artists featuring iconic Uptown places which you can sit and enjoy colouring at their “inner-kid” creative area.
Entry into the market is completely free however, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region or make a donation via tap at the BIA tent.