This party never stops

Legend says Oktoberfest began Oct. 17, 1810, to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. To still be celebrating 208 years later, they must have had one doozy of a wedding reception. Among the communities carrying on the tradition are The Villages, with a festival scheduled for Oct. 18 at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, and Tavares, which penciled in Oct. 6 for the possible return of its Rocktoberfest street party, one year after the event was canceled because of downtown construction. Rock on, princes and princesses.