By Zachary Swiecicki
Old Town Lansing Times staff reporter
While Old Town Lansing businesses see a lull in customer traffic in the colder months, festivals are able to attract large numbers of interested travelers to the area.
In early October, Old Town was home to Oktoberfest, a smaller, local version of Germany’s popular festival. This two-day festival brought crowds in the thousands to the northern Lansing neighborhood.
“This [Oktoberfest] is something we always look forward to in October,” a group of excited visitors said. “It’s not Germany, but there’s no place we’d rather be.”