Hanover's sold-out Oktoberfest opens new doors for shoppers
Kathy Hudak, a Penn Township resident, has never been on the inside of Dark Ronin Films, a media production company off Broadway in downtown Hanover.
Yet Hudak and a group of friends were in the studio, listening to live music and sampling beers Saturday as part of Main Street Hanover's sold-out Oktoberfest.
"It's great because we've never been in a lot of the shops before," she said. "I wouldn't go in there normally."
More than 15 stores, ranging from Style Line Kitchens to the Hanover Hub, participated in Oktoberfest, which was held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets had to be pre-purchased.
Hudak bought her $15 ticket two weeks ago, which proved to be a smart move, she said. The 300 tickets available were sold out by Monday, said Justine Kilkelly, the manager of Main Street Hanover.
Oktoberfest was part of Sip & Stroll, a two-part event where businesses provide shoppers with samples of wines, beers and food from local establishments, she said.
The inaugural Sipe & Stroll was held in June. Two more Sip & Stroll's will be held next year, Kilkelly said.