Autumn festivals are making a comeback!
The pandemic has put many traditions in North Texas on hold.
But some return over the weekend.
This year it is 34th Addison Oktoberfest.
It has become an annual tradition for many in North Texas. So as disappointed as people would have it last year due to COVID-19 concerns, they are just as happy to get it back.
“This Addison Oktoberfest is two years in the making. We have planned and worked on how we do this safely and how we can bring it back in a way so that all the people who have loved it will still enjoy it but feel safe being out here, ”said the director of special events for the city of Addison, Jasmine Lee.
Under the large tents, tables have been laid on top of each other to allow for more social distance, and the sides of the tents are gone, making it an almost entirely outdoor event.
It may look a little different, but still has all the traditional food, fun and of course beer.
Grapevine’s GrapeFest is also back this weekend after being canceled last year.
This year’s theme is ‘Texas Wine, Come and Take It’.
Organizers say it is the largest wine festival in the southwestern United States.
Both events run through the weekend.