Get out the leiderhosen and your favorite stein and release the firkin—Oktoberfest is officially returning to White's Road Park in Lansdale. The parks and recreation committee this month approved a request from Lansdale Mayor Andy Szekely to hold the October event. Szekely founded the event, along with the Lansdale Area Fundraising Society. Last year, Szekely told Patch he was inspired to start an Oktoberfest in Lansdale from the same fests he experienced during his years living in Hungary. "Oktoberfests in small towns — that's what we have here in White's Road Park," he said in 2012. "My first year as mayor, they fought it a bit because it would be the first time alcohol would be on borough property." Now, the borough has an event that draws people from various counties. "It's good, All-American fun with a German emphasis and an international flair," Szekely said last year. Oktoberfest will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5. "The format will be the same as it had been," said Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti. "There's no rain date. There will be beer sold as there was in the past." The event calls for no road closures. "He is requesting a couple officers to work the site and an electric drop that's been provided in the past," Saldutti said. "They would like me to work something out for the sound." The special liquor permit will be going through the Lansdale Library, but whereever the permit goes through is inconsequential to the parks department. "It's always been a good event," said Councilman and Committee member Jason Van Dame. "Yes, there's never been an issue," said Saldutti. Last year's Oktoberfest featured the first Masskrugstemmen Championship. Participants had to hold a full liter stein of beer directly in front of them, with elbow locked in extension, for as long as possible without spillage. The American record is 10 minutes. Read more about Oktoberfest—and watch a video—here.