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Lawrenceville Invites Foodies and Ale Enthusiasts to Inaugural Oktoberfest

City Partners with Local Eateries to Host German-Inspired Event

The City of Lawrenceville invites self-proclaimed foodies and ale enthusiasts to ‘Probst on Perry’ during its inaugural Oktoberfest event on Saturday, Oct 1, from 12-6pm. In partnership with local eateries – Local Republic and McCray’s Tavern- the City will bring the traditional German autumn festival to life on the Historic Downtown Square. 

Lawrenceville Invites Foodies and Ale Enthusiasts to Inaugural Oktoberfest

“We are particularly excited about this event as Lawrenceville continues to establish itself as an essential location for food enthusiasts to gather and dine,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager. “The City will host this event in partnership with two of the many wonderful restaurants located in our downtown area.”

Lawrenceville’s Oktoberfest event will feature live performances by local artists Crane, Davin McCoy, and Scotty Cram & Kyle Seitz as well as engaging fall-themed games, activities and prizes. Staying true to the Oktoberfest theme, guests will be privy to a variety of craft and domestic beers, including event sponsor, Spatenbrau Beer

“The ultimate goal for Oktoberfest is to build on that sense of community amongst the restaurants on the Downtown Square and create an experience in Lawrenceville that is unique from what we are seeing in the surrounding cities,” said Chris Collin, Local Republic. “We are also very excited as the event will take place on Perry Street right in front of our new Local Republic location, as well as McCray’s Tavern.”

For the complete Oktoberfest experience, guests can purchase a VIP ticket to the event, which offers a variety of beer options, a free t-shirt and other Oktoberfest goodies. To purchase a VIP ticket, please visit

With the relocation of Local Republic and the “Strange Taco Bar,” coming soon to the Square, Lawrenceville continues to grow as a favorite foodie-hub in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas. 

“We look forward to hosting many other engaging events and bringing even more excitement to the Downtown District,” said Scott McCray, McCray’s Tavern. 

The excitement will continue on the Lawrenceville Square this month as the City invites the community to “Spooktacular on the Square” on October 28th, from 6-8pm. The event will feature various Halloween-themed attractions, including Aurora Theatre Ghost Tours, a family-friendly zombie walk, and goodies from local downtown businesses. For more information about these events please visit, To purchase tickets for the Aurora Theatre Ghost Tours, please visit