Tables and individual tickets are on sale, and selling briskly for the 20th anniversary Oktoberfest, Rotary Club of Hilo Bay's major fund- fun- and friend- raising event Friday evening, Oct. 4, 2019 at Sangha Hall (398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo) . 
This evening of food, music, auctions, and contests raises funds that help Rotary International eradicate polio as well as fund community service projects in East Hawaii.  The public is invited.  Talk to a Hilo Bay Rotarian for tickets.  Or buy online at


A little background...Oktoberfest is a traditional Autumn festival that originated in Munich, Germany. The festival there begins in late September and lasts through at least the first weekend of October; it features beer-drinking, food and merriment.

In 1999, RCHB past (and founding) president, and past district governor, Pete Muller and his wife, Roberta, introduced Oktoberfest to our Club. Since then, it has grown to a major event for RCHB and our Hilo community.

To read more of the history of the roots of Oktoberfest, visit