VACAVILLE — Hundreds of people visited Town Square Saturday to enjoy some bratwurst and beer at Downtown Vacaville’s seventh annual Oktoberfest.
“This is probably our busiest year in our seven years,” said Bob Vollmer, of the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District.
Vollmer, aka “Downtown Bob,” estimated that 3,000 people visited the Town Square, with as many as 500 to 600 at one time.
“(This is the) first time we ever ran out of beer,” said Vollmer. “We called the distributor and had them bring more.”
On tap were a variety of beers that included the German spaten and an Oktoberfest brew, which “just sells,” said Vollmer.
“They want to drink the German beer at Oktoberfest,” he said.
David Taub, of Vacaville, was sipping an American brew, Goose Island’s Honkers Ale.
An employee at Los Reyes Restaurante Y Cantina, Taub said he watched as the event came together Saturday and figured he’d have a couple beers after work.
“It’s cool, you see a mix of people, not just German ancestry,” he said. “(It’s) a nice melting pot of all of Vacaville here.”
Deb and Tom Campbell, who live in downtown Vacaville, didn’t have to walk far to enjoy some live music.
“My wife and I were having a great time on the dance floor,” said Tom Campbell. “The dance lessons at the senior center really paid off.”
Both are cabinetmakers for Wood Specialties in Vacaville.
“Everybody seems to be minding their manners,” said Deb Campbell. “Typical of Vacaville, such a nice town.”
The couple had some red bratwust and potato salad.
“We’re contemplating whether we’re getting a strudel,” she said.
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