SAVANNAH, GA (October 3, 2013): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are increasing patrols throughout Downtown in anticipation of large Oktoberfest crowds.

Oktoberfest is set for Friday and Saturday. River Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on those days, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. No additional road closures are expected.

SCMPD officers will heavily patrol areas from City Market to River Street.

Metro urges visitors to keep a watchful eye on their children, as the midnight curfew will be enforced for festival-goers ages 16 and younger.