Octoberfest, the huge weekend festival in Forest Park for decades, included a parade down Madison Street, a spacious beer tent, carnival rides, games, and even a continuously running double decker bus that looped around town to pick up and drop off guests in 1973. This parade photo was featured in the Sept. 17, 1973 Forest Park Review to promote the weekend events. In the background is the corner of Madison and Circle. On either side of Circle Avenue was Famous Liquors, (now Suitespot), 7339 Madison, and Krader Wolf Brothers Furniture (now Forest Park Tap), 7321 Madison. Famous Liquors moved to its current location at 7714 Madison St. in 1998. 

Jill Wagner