Mike Farrenkopf helps kick off the 54th Annual Columbus Oktoberfest during an event at Hofbrauhaus in Grandview Yard on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Oktoberfest will be held September 6, 7, and 8, 2019, at the Ohio Expo Center. There will be lots of space for polka dancing. [Fred Squillante/Dispatch]

There is considerably to take pleasure in this weekend at the Ohio Expo Heart. 

Two large events — Oktoberfest and the Slide Dispatch Dwelling & Garden Clearly show are getting place following door to each other.

Provided that Oktoberfest was cancelled final 12 months since of the pandemic, organizers of the 55th annual celebration are keen for its return.

With an absence of in-individual festivities in 2020, Brand Ambassador Matt Schmidt said he is excited for this year’s festival given its history and affect in Higher Columbus.

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“We’ve been a section of this given that the mid-1960s, but we are particularly energized this 12 months,” reported Schmidt, a fifth-technology contributor of the festival. “With it remaining Oktoberfest period, I feel everybody will be thrilled to be outside the house, consume some very good German beer and some hearty meals.”