Three downtown Walhalla blocks to close for Ok’fest

Walhalla has announced three blocks inside its core commercial area of downtown will be closed to vehicle traffic for Oktoberfest weekend—October 18-20. Officials have decided that for pedestrian and other safety, the city will shut Main Street between the blocks of College and Ann streets. Main Street and the nearby Sertoma Field, as usual, are the venues for the city’s official celebration of its German heritage. If you are entering the downtown, with the intent to turn toward the field, you might want to consider using N. Broad Street. For large truck thru traffic, city officials caution the large truck drivers to avoid a steep hill at the corner of N. Broad and Catherine/SC 183.