The temps have dropped so that must mean its time for the fifth annual Oktoberfest on the corner of 6th and Oregon on Saturday, October 4th. with great German music, dancers , food and culture.
To start off the activities at 11:00 AM, there will be a beer run/walk utilizing the new River walk which runs for 1.25 miles. You are encouraged to dress in German costume. Prizes will be awarded for best costume for individuals and groups. There will be four beer stops of course along the way and yes, you do have to be at least 21 to participate. Next join Oshkosh, Mayor Burk Tower for the annual tapping of the keg at 2:00 PM.
Running of the wiener dogs is always a favorite as Dachshunds only are allowed to compete. Race starts at 3:00 followed by the Oshkosh Oktoberfest Olympics with several competitive games including barrel rolling, keg bowling, Masskrugstemmen (Beer stein holding) and stein relay races with a Frankfurter eating contest.
Copper Box will also be performing from 9:00-11:00 PM. This is a free community event, so enjoy the start of October at the annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest.