Father Al DeGiacomo was about to give his blessing to Harrodsburg’s first ever Oktoberfest celebration with beer when he was interrupted by an inbound train.
“That’s okay,” DeGiacomo said. “We’ve waited decades for this. We can wait a little longer.”
A visitor to Harrodsburg’s downtown would have been understandably confused this weekend. Main Street was blocked off and decorated with Bavarian banners and white Christmas lights. People were wearing lederhosen. And there was beer. It was the most visible example of how Harrodsburg has changed since officially going wet in May.
But even more shocking were the thousands of people enjoying themselves on Main Street. Organizers estimated 8,000 people attended Oktoberfest over three days.
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