Whether you're of German heritage or not, you'll enjoy the fun, food and brews at the annual Utica Maennerchor's Bavarian Festival. It all begins this Friday at 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Utica Maennerchor grounds, 5535 Flannagan Road in Marcy.

The festivities continue Saturday from 5 p. m.  to 11 p.m. and Sunday, noon until  6 p.m. There will be live music from authentic German bands, German dance groups and Fritz's Polka Band playing on Sunday.  Admission for the event is as follows: a one-day pass is $5.oo , a three-day pass costs $10.00. and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free.  From brats to beer, and lots of cheer, the Bavarian Festival, another great event during the  "Frog Days of Summer". Prosit!