Party with Minster during Oktoberfest


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Vern Pleiman, of Tipp City, drinks and smiles during the Minster Oktoberfest last year.

Vern Pleiman, of Tipp City, drinks and smiles during the Minster Oktoberfest last year.


The Lima News file

Miss Oktoberfest contestants dance a chicken dance with the crowd during the Minster Oktoberfest.

Miss Oktoberfest contestants dance a chicken dance with the crowd during the Minster Oktoberfest.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Minster Oktoberfest

WHEN: Opens at 6 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Minster

ADMISSION: Free

• For details, visit www.minsteroktoberfest.com.

Today

6 p.m. Stands open

6-10 p.m. Arts and crafts open

7-11 p.m. Autobahn (Gazebo)

8-11:30 p.m. Karma’s Pawn (Spass Platz)

8-11:30 p.m. Roger Demange (Heritage Beer Garden)

11:59 p.m. Stands close

Saturday

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

10 a.m. Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (K of C Hall, N. Main St.)

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Arts and crafts open

11 a.m. Stands open

12 p.m. Opening ceremonies (Gazebo)

1 p.m. Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (Spass Platz)

1-6 p.m. Cincinnati Schnapps (Gazebo)

2 p.m. Beer Tray relays (Fourth St.)

3:30-7 p.m. The Klaberheads (Spass Platz)

4 p.m. The Jug Hoist (after beer tray relays - Fourth St.)

4 .m. Celebration Mass of German Heritage (St. Augustine Church)

6 p.m. Celebration Mass of German Heritage (St. Augustine Church)

7-11 p.m. Frank Moravcik and the Band (Gazebo)

8-11:30 p.m. Autobahn (Spass Platz)

8-11:30 p.m. Ohio Brewed (Heritage Beer Garden)

11:59 p.m. Stands close

Sunday

9:30 a.m. Oktoberfest 10K run (Minster H.S., awards at Spass Platz)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts and crafts open

11 a.m. Stands open

2 p.m. Minster Oktoberfest Parade

3:30-8 p.m. The Klaberheads (Spass Platz)

3:30-8 p.m. Route 161 Happy Wanderers (Gazebo)

4-8 p.m. Steve Rosenbeck (Heritage Beer Garden)

8 p.m. Stands close

MINSTER — The village of Minster throws one of the area’s biggest Oktoberfests downtown this weekend. The emphasis is on celebrating the village’s German heritage — but the goal is having fun, and you don’t have to be German to have fun.

The 44th Minster Oktoberfest includes three areas of free entertainment, the Spass Platz, Heritage Beer Garden and gazebo.

“This year we do have a car show parade, so those cars entered into the car show are welcome to go ahead and parade down Fourth Street. That will be on Saturday at 1 p.m.,” said Theresa Thien, advertising and publicity for Oktoberfest.

The jug hoist competition has changed. There are no sponsorships this year. Individuals may sign up. Cost to participate in the jug hoist is $5.

“It will be open to the first 19 individuals that sign up. Last year’s winner is automatically entered into the contest for a total of 20 competitors,” said Thien.

The parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday. This year’s grand marshal is Father Rick Nieberding.

“I believe there are 150 to 200 entries. It’s a very good parade. Usually it’s one of the bigger ones in this area,” said Thien.

The event draws people home to Minster.

“There are many times we say, you walk the grounds and you will run past your classmates from 25, 30 and 40 years ago. There’s a lot of people that come home. I have three college daughters, they all come home, they all bring their friends, it’s just something they come back for. It’s almost like a Christmas or Thanksgiving where everybody comes home to celebrate together,” said Thien.

Vern Pleiman, of Tipp City, drinks and smiles during the Minster Oktoberfest last year.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/10/web1_oktoberfest-October-01-20164.jpgVern Pleiman, of Tipp City, drinks and smiles during the Minster Oktoberfest last year. The Lima News file
Miss Oktoberfest contestants dance a chicken dance with the crowd during the Minster Oktoberfest.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/10/web1_oktoberfest-October-01-20165.jpgMiss Oktoberfest contestants dance a chicken dance with the crowd during the Minster Oktoberfest. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Minster Oktoberfest

WHEN: Opens at 6 p.m. today, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Minster

ADMISSION: Free

• For details, visit www.minsteroktoberfest.com.

Today

6 p.m. Stands open

6-10 p.m. Arts and crafts open

7-11 p.m. Autobahn (Gazebo)

8-11:30 p.m. Karma’s Pawn (Spass Platz)

8-11:30 p.m. Roger Demange (Heritage Beer Garden)

11:59 p.m. Stands close

Saturday

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

10 a.m. Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (K of C Hall, N. Main St.)

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Arts and crafts open

11 a.m. Stands open

12 p.m. Opening ceremonies (Gazebo)

1 p.m. Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (Spass Platz)

1-6 p.m. Cincinnati Schnapps (Gazebo)

2 p.m. Beer Tray relays (Fourth St.)

3:30-7 p.m. The Klaberheads (Spass Platz)

4 p.m. The Jug Hoist (after beer tray relays - Fourth St.)

4 .m. Celebration Mass of German Heritage (St. Augustine Church)

6 p.m. Celebration Mass of German Heritage (St. Augustine Church)

7-11 p.m. Frank Moravcik and the Band (Gazebo)

8-11:30 p.m. Autobahn (Spass Platz)

8-11:30 p.m. Ohio Brewed (Heritage Beer Garden)

11:59 p.m. Stands close

Sunday

9:30 a.m. Oktoberfest 10K run (Minster H.S., awards at Spass Platz)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts and crafts open

11 a.m. Stands open

2 p.m. Minster Oktoberfest Parade

3:30-8 p.m. The Klaberheads (Spass Platz)

3:30-8 p.m. Route 161 Happy Wanderers (Gazebo)

4-8 p.m. Steve Rosenbeck (Heritage Beer Garden)

8 p.m. Stands close

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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