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KW Oktoberfest top boss steps down, past president named interim leader

Last Updated Aug 20, 2017 at 10:40 am EDT

K-W Oktoberfest media night. Photo: Casey MacDonald - 570 News

The head of KW Oktoberfest is hanging up his lederhosen just 49 days before the start of the festival.

Executive Director Dave MacNeil has stepped down an will accept the top job with Festivals and Events Ontario next month.

MacNeil has been the executive director of KW Oktoberfest for the past four years.

Festival officials say the search for a new leader will start after the fall event wraps up.

Former KW Oktoberfest President Alfred Lowrick will take over in the interim.