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Klaus Nieder toasts at last year's Oktoberfest in Danbury.

The Danbury Lions Club have canceled their 2020 Oktoberfest due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. It was set to be the 20th Annual Danbury Oktoberfest but that celebration will be in 2021.

Klaus Nieder, of the Danbury Lions, coordinates the event and he told the Sentinel that due to the virus and cancellations from dance groups the annual German celebration has been canceled.

“We wish we could keep it up and have this year,” Nieder said. He added that 2021 will be a big year for the annual event that brings hundreds to Danbury every August for the German beer, bratwurst, dancing and polka music.