Organizers Pleased with Alpenfest Success

After the five-day festival, organizers are calling the 50th Alpenfest a success.

The festival just wrapped up in Gaylord in Otsego County this past weekend.

Today, organizers spent the afternoon putting everything away.

The board president says they saw more visitors from surrounding areas this year and more people overall. New additions like fireworks and spreading out entertainment helped keep crowds around longer.

“It was a fantastic week, the weather turned out to be to our advantage on our 50th anniversary. Crowds were up, vendors, art crafter’s, ourselves, carnival everybody had an up year.”

They’ll take a few weeks off, then it’s back to the drawing board in August to start planning the 51st celebration.