(Erin Gallagher – Stars & Moon Photography)

Get your sweet tooth running. Cake and cars will dominate the field at this year’s West End Rotary Oktoberfest and Car Show.

Hundreds of people and vehicles are expected to attend the sixth-annual event rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 at American Legion Post 927 on Route 209 at Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert.

Rotary's Oktoberfest will feature authentic German music and food, including full-course meals and a pig roast. Highlights include an old-fashioned cakewalk, biergarten and tricky tray. Admission to the event is free. Lunch platters are available at $12 for adults and $5 for children. A la carte menu items and a full cash bar are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

For more information on Oktoberfest, contact Karin Susan Breitlauch at or (610) 390-0351.

While the food and beer flow inside the hall, West End Rotary will stage a classic car show on the legion grounds. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served to car show participants during registration from 10 a.m. to noon, with Peoples' Choice voting until 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m., with dash plaques given to the first 150 vehicles.

Car classes run from pre-1940 through the present and include stock and custom vehicles, rods, trucks, motorcycles and works in progress. This year’s event will feature open parking rather than groupings by class, while car clubs can exhibit as a group.

Admission to the car show is free. Those who wish to exhibit their vehicles can register for $10 before Oct. 4 and $12 after that, or at the door. The club is offering special pricing and parking for car clubs with 10 or more preregistered entries. Call Ed Gallagher at (610) 657-6196 for details.

Each car show registrant will receive two free cakewalk tickets. A downloadable version of the registration form is available on the right-hand side of this website.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the Burnley Workshop and a program called Operation Warm that distributes new coats to local children.

West End Rotary meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on most Thursdays at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. You are welcome to attend.