Plenty to do, smell, see at Minster Oktoberfest


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@civitasmedia.com



Friends and family choose the perfect pin for their hats during a past Oktoberfest in Minster.

Friends and family choose the perfect pin for their hats during a past Oktoberfest in Minster.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Minster Oktoberfest

WHEN: 6 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Minster

ADMISSION: Free

Today

6 p.m. Stands open - Mugs on sale - Button Haus

6 p.m. Arts and crafts open - Centennial Park

7 p.m. Autobahn - Gazebo

8 p.. Karma’s Pawn - Spass Platz

Saturday

9:30 a.m. Car show registration - Community Lanes Bowling Alley

10 a.m. Arts and Crafts open - Centennial Park

10 a.m. A Walk Through History - Gymnasium by the Church

10 a.m. Little Miss Oktoberfest Contest - K of C Hall, N. Main Street

11 a.m. Stands open

12 p.m. Opening ceremonies - Gazebo

1 p.m. Miss Oktoberfest contest - Spass Platz

1 p.m. Cincinnati Schnapps - Gazebo

2 p.m. Beer Tray Relays - Fourth Street

The Jug Hoist, after the Beer Tree Relay - Fourth Street

3:30 p.m. The Klaberheads - Spass Platz

4 p.m. Celebration Mass of Our German Heritage - St. Augustine Church

6 p.m. Celebration Mass of Our German Heritage - St. Augustine Church

7 p.m. Route 161 Happy Wanderers - Gazebo

8 p.m. Chardon Polka Band - Spass Platz

12 a.m. Festival closes

Sunday

9:30 a.m. Oktoberfest 10K Run - Start at Minster High School

Oktoberfest 10K Awards - Spass Platz

10 a.m. Arts and Crafts open - Centennial Park

10 a.m. A Walk Through History - Gymnasium by the Church

11 a.m. Stands open

2 p.m. Minster Oktoberfest Parade

2 p.m. The Klaberheads - Spass Platz

3:30 p.m. Chardon Polka Band - Gazebo

8 p.m. All Stands Close

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.

Friends and family choose the perfect pin for their hats during a past Oktoberfest in Minster.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/09/web1_Oktoberfest-October-03-20157.jpgFriends and family choose the perfect pin for their hats during a past Oktoberfest in Minster. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@civitasmedia.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Minster Oktoberfest

WHEN: 6 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Minster

ADMISSION: Free

Today

6 p.m. Stands open - Mugs on sale - Button Haus

6 p.m. Arts and crafts open - Centennial Park

7 p.m. Autobahn - Gazebo

8 p.. Karma’s Pawn - Spass Platz

Saturday

9:30 a.m. Car show registration - Community Lanes Bowling Alley

10 a.m. Arts and Crafts open - Centennial Park

10 a.m. A Walk Through History - Gymnasium by the Church

10 a.m. Little Miss Oktoberfest Contest - K of C Hall, N. Main Street

11 a.m. Stands open

12 p.m. Opening ceremonies - Gazebo

1 p.m. Miss Oktoberfest contest - Spass Platz

1 p.m. Cincinnati Schnapps - Gazebo

2 p.m. Beer Tray Relays - Fourth Street

The Jug Hoist, after the Beer Tree Relay - Fourth Street

3:30 p.m. The Klaberheads - Spass Platz

4 p.m. Celebration Mass of Our German Heritage - St. Augustine Church

6 p.m. Celebration Mass of Our German Heritage - St. Augustine Church

7 p.m. Route 161 Happy Wanderers - Gazebo

8 p.m. Chardon Polka Band - Spass Platz

12 a.m. Festival closes

Sunday

9:30 a.m. Oktoberfest 10K Run - Start at Minster High School

Oktoberfest 10K Awards - Spass Platz

10 a.m. Arts and Crafts open - Centennial Park

10 a.m. A Walk Through History - Gymnasium by the Church

11 a.m. Stands open

2 p.m. Minster Oktoberfest Parade

2 p.m. The Klaberheads - Spass Platz

3:30 p.m. Chardon Polka Band - Gazebo

8 p.m. All Stands Close

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

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