9th Annual Pear Fair and College Hill Oktoberfest

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor | [email protected]

College Hill buzzed with activity this weekend as two annual events drew crowds from the UNI and Cedar Valley community alike.

The Pear Fair, an open air indie craft fair organized by local boutique Mohair Pear, returned for its ninth year. The fair ran from 11 a.m. to  5 p.m. and showcased about 20 Iowa and Midwest vendors selling handmade artwork, crafts, gifts and more.

The College Hill Oktoberfest followed the Pear Fair from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m, featuring live music, a beard contest sponsored by Chad’s Pizza, Hammerschlagen and beer. This marked the fourth year for the Oktoberfest, an annual effort by the College Hill Partnership.

Local Latin American food truck La Calle was present at both events, serving German-inspired dishes for the second portion of the day.