Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (people’s festival). It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16 to 18-day folk festival running from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people worldwide attending the event every year.
The idea is to create a much smaller and shorter people’s festival annually in the Village to encourage people from the area to discover the local bars, restaurants, and shops. The idea is to start with a 2-3 day mid-week event in late September with as many local merchants participating as possible.
Each merchant would decide what, if any, music, entertainment, or specials they choose to offer.
FOVEC would promote the event in general and offer sponsorship opportunities to any business that wanted to be featured in the advertising or participate in some form of contest or giveaway.
For the first year, there would be no street closures or public performances beyond what specific merchants choose to offer.
The goal would be to see if we could bring an extra 100-200 people to the Village for eating, drinking, and shopping.