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 substantially to enjoy this weekend at the Ohio Expo Heart. 

Two big events — Oktoberfest and the Tumble Dispatch Residence & Garden Clearly show are having position upcoming doorway to each individual other.

Supplied that Oktoberfest was cancelled very last calendar year mainly because of the pandemic, organizers of the 55th yearly occasion are eager for its return.

With an absence of in-particular person festivities in 2020, Brand Ambassador Matt Schmidt said he’s excited for this year’s festival given its record and impact within Better Columbus.

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“We’ve been a portion of this due to the fact the mid-1960s, but we’re particularly excited this year,” said Schmidt, a fifth-generation contributor of the pageant. “With it staying Oktoberfest period, I think anyone will be energized to be outside the house, consume some excellent German beer and some hearty food stuff.”