West End Rotarian Elaine Ackroyd-Kelly leads the festivities during the club’s Oktoberfest and Car Show

A slice of traditional German culture returns to Monroe County on Sunday, October 20 when the West End Rotary Club hosts its fifth annual Oktoberfest and Car show. The event runs rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a new location—American Legion Post 927 on Route 209 at Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert.

Rotary's Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food, hand-pressed cider, music and pig roast. Highlights include an old-fashioned cakewalk 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, call Karen 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.

Admission to the car show is free. Those who wish to exhibit their vehicles can purchase tickets for $12 at the door.

Each car show registrant will receive a $2 voucher for an Oktoberfest meal or a la carte menu items. A downloadable version of the registration form is available at the West End Rotary website at

Call Ed Gallagher at (610) 657-6196 for more information about the car show.

Proceeds from the event will benefit West End community organizations.

West End Rotary meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. Its new PM Fellowship Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Cherry’s Sunset Diner in Kresgeville.