The Willard Companies, in conjunction with the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA, present the fourth annual Oktoberfest and 5K Trail Race/Walk, Saturday, Oct. 1 at Westlake Towne Center in Moneta. The 5K Trail Race/Walk will start at 10:30 a.m. and the Oktoberfest festival will follow from 12 noon-5 p.m.
The 5K Trail Race/Walk will begin at Westlake Towne Center, wind through the Jack-O-Lantern Branch Heritage Trail at the Booker T. Washington National Monument and end at Oktoberfest. Race registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children under age 13. All proceeds benefit the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA. Online registration will be available.
The Oktoberfest festival will include live entertainment by The Mountain Top Polka Band, who will perform authentic German music in traditional Bavarian-style clothing. The event also features a children’s play area, German food and special Oktoberfest beer brewed by Sunken City Brewery. Admission for adults is $5 and free for children age 13 and under. Valid ID is required for patrons age 21 and older. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Lawn chairs are welcome. Coolers, outside food or drinks, rollerblades, skateboards and pets are prohibited.
For more information about the event, visit www.smloktoberfest.com. Online registration for the 5K will be available after August 2016.