The Glockner family, along with Friends of Portsmouth, are putting together the first ever Glocktoberfest.
On October 21, Market Street Square in downtown Portsmouth will be the location of Glocktoberfest. The event will center around tours of the B. Glockner Museum and Candyland, which houses decades of memorabilia from the 171 years of the Glockner family business, celebrating the business’ past, present and future. “We’ve been putting together our family museum for the past year. We’d like to share it with the community,” said Tim Glockner.
Free to the public, the event will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and feature live music all day, as well as food vendors, a PBC craft beer tent, PSKC stein challenge, Portsmouth Motorcycle Club ride and a 2019 antique model car show.
“We’re expecting over 2,000 people. It’s just our way of saying thank you to the Portsmouth Community for the last 171 years that the Glockner family has been in business here,” said Tim Glockner.
According to Glockner, the festivities will also include a petting zoo for the younger attendees. “Instead of just having an open house event we would have a festival, and because it’s in October we named it Glocktoberfest. We’re gathering as many local vendors together as we can, including Patties & Pints, Brew Pub, Market Street Café and some others,” said Glockner.
“We just want to have a big celebration of Portsmouth past and our present, and looking forward to the good things happening in the future.”
Glockner said the event has been talked about for a year, and planning has been taking place for the past two months. When asked if Glocktoberfest will become an annual Portsmouth event, Glockner stated that making the event a yearly tradition was the goal.