PROVIDENCE – The annual Oktoberkrout celebration – previously called the Sauerkraut Festival – will take place Saturday and will last most of the day. This is the third year the festival has been called Oktoberkraut.
According to Skarlet Bankhead, the city’s administrator, the name was changed to incorporate the dinner and the car show into one celebration.
Bankhead said sauerkraut came to Providence in the 1800s with German and Swiss immigrants. The event has its roots when two Providence LDS wards began getting together in the 1920s for a turkey and sauerkraut dinner.
In addition to the sauerkraut dinner, other activities will be taking place. A fun run will start the day’s festivities, with the 5K run starting at 8 a.m. and the one-mile race starting at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., a parade from Von’s Park to Zollinger Park along Center Street will follow.
Zollinger Park will also be the site of the Car Show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other attractions, such as a mechanical bull and vendors, will also be set up at the park.
Pictures with the Miss Providence Royalty will be taken from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Sauerkraut Dinner will start a 3 p.m. and go until 6:30 p.m.