MINSTER — Time to pull out your lederhosen and polish up your German accent, as Minster’s Oktoberfest starts at 6 p.m. today and runs through Sunday in downtown Minster.
This is the 42nd Oktoberfest and it is estimated that 80,000 people come to the Oktoberfest. With a town of 2,500, that’s quite a draw from the surrounding areas.
“Well we think it’s a combination of a few things actually. We think it’s hospitality, it’s just a good feeling that we provide for people. It’s the food, the music, the overall fellowship that they feel while they’re there, and they just enjoy themselves,” said Sue Brandewie, president of the Oktoberfest Committee.
The festival features a parade, beer tray relays, a 10K run, arts and crafts and plenty of German food and beer.
“We would love for anyone to come and enjoy our festival. Hopefully they will walk away with a big smile and come back next year,” she said.
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