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Octoberfest Volksmarch on the Keuka Outlet Trail

Oct 23rd, 2022
Time: Noon
Location: Cascade Pavilion, 2019 Ridge Road , Penn Yan NY
Price: Free

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, Keuka Outlet Trail and the new pavilion at Cascade Falls will host the first-ever in Yates County volksmarch in a collaborative walking event with the American Volkssport Association (AVA). Also known as America’s Walking Club, the AVA is a non-competitive sports organization committed to fun, fitness and friendship drawing on the German term “volkssport” which means “the sport of the people.” There are over 200 active AVA clubs nationwide and more than 2,500 volkssports activities each year. Participates set their own pace be it walking, biking, swimming, canoeing, or snow sports such as cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Participants of Yates County inaugural Octoberfest Volksmarch will begin gathering for a 5K or 10K walk at 10:00am with the goal of finishing by 1:00pm. Walkers, hikers, bikers, supporters and friends seeking a fun afternoon on the KOT will begin gathering at the Cascade Pavilion for the German-themed Octoberfest that runs from 12 noon – 3:00pm. The Apple Strudel Gang will take the stage providing live music with an ‘omm pah pah’ beat, and there will be plenty of beer, wine, bratwursts plus an assortment of other refreshments.
“This new Octoberfest brings together the people and purpose of two terrific organizations that will equally benefit from knowing about each other,” Robert Schwarting, an AVA member and also a FOTO board member. “AVA is a great group of folks who love being active outdoors and I’m excited about introducing some existing members to our amazing Keuka Outlet Trail, as well as all the incredible amenities we know and love in Yates County. Local people who appreciate outdoor fun with fitness while making new friends should consider joining our Volksmarch on October 23.”

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