Oktoberfest in Duluth

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It's Oktoberfest time in Duluth!

The Chmielewski Fun Time Band will be headlining the Oktoberfest celebration at Tycoon's Alehouse in downtown Duluth Friday and Saturday.  The family has been performing for more than a century.

"Let's see, it was around 1895, my grandpa came from Poland, and he was playing the violin, and since that time we have had six generations," said Florian Chmielewski, a former state Senator who has been playing the accordion for 68 years.

Oktoberfest at Tycoon's Alehouse kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. and continues through Saturday night. The Chmielewski Fun Time Band performs both nights beginning at 6 o'clock.

Grandma's Saloon & Grill is offering a competing Oktoberfest event beginning next Wednesday.