Raise those steins and say “prost” because Three Lakes Oktoberfest is returning to the North Woods this Saturday, Sept. 18.

Community members, families and tourists can experience Oktoberfest on Superior Street in downtown Three Lakes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Three Lakes Oktoberfest will offer a variety of food, entertainment and vendors, according to Collette Sorgel, director of the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chefs from Black Forest Pub & Grille will be outside serving sandwiches along with freshly-grilled brat­wurst, Bavarian pretzels, sauer­kraut and plenty of German beer.

The event’s live music, sponsored by the Three Lakes Nicolet Bank and the Three Lakes chamber, begins at 11 a.m. with the Jim Pekol Band performing upbeat polka music for the German event. David Dall, sponsored by Three Lakes Rocks, will perform songs that will engage youths in singing and dancing. 

Back by popular demand, the Pommersche Danz Gruppe, sponsored by Duwayne Kreager Insurance Center Inc. from Wausau, will entertain all ages, performing German folk dances in authentic costumes throughout the day.

“Wherever they appear, their musical performance strikes up a happy feeling with all people, young and old,” said Sorgel.

A variety of vendors will have craft wares, live demonstrations and more.

“We are currently looking for more vendors and crafters,” said Sorgel. “We’re extending our artisan market down the block this year and looking for more vendors.”

Interested makers, sellers, nonprofit organizations and other groups are invited. 

There will be friendly games and competitions run by various local organizations. The entry fees ranging from $1 to $10 will directly benefit those organizations.

The Oneida County Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program will have its DARE vehicle on site.

For more information, call (715) 546-3344 or email info@threelakes.com.