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Oktoberfest set for Saturday, Oct. 5

Posted September 18, 2013 in Community Featured, Windsor Heights
A polka band will be just one of the attractions at Windsor Heights’ Oktoberfest on Oct. 5 in Colby Park.

A polka band will be just one of the attractions at Windsor Heights’ Oktoberfest on Oct. 5 in Colby Park.

The Windsor Heights family-friendly Oktoberfest is the area’s premier fall celebration with fun for children and adults. The festival begins at 2 p.m. at Colby Park, located at the end of 69th Street, south of University on Saturday, Oct. 5.

In true Windsor Heights style, the Windsor Heights Oktoberfest has something for everyone. From interactive inflatables and activities for children to the free performance of an award-winning polka band and much more, it is a not-to-be-missed celebration geared to all ages and members of a family.

Combined with Halloween, this Oktoberfest invites you and your pet to dress up for costume contests. Additionally, the perennial favorite pumpkin carving contest, when pumpkins will be available to carve, is going to show off participant’s artistry.

And, don’t forget to bring your appetites. The traditional German food of brats and accompaniments will be for sale, sponsored by the Windsor Heights Police Association. Other refreshments including beer, popcorn, potato salad and soft drinks will also be available to purchase.

The hours of Oktoberfest are 2 – 6 p.m. For more information, go to Parking is available in the park and around the side streets.  There is no admission or parking fees.  Tickets for the inflatables will be sold for $1 each.

Schedule of events
Interactive inflatables: 2 – 6 p.m.
Pumpkin carving contest: 2 – 4 p.m.
Hands-on workshops: 2 – 6 p.m.
Kids costume contest: 2:30 p.m.
Heartland Mini Railroad: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Pet costume contest: 3 p.m.
Brats, potato salad and other refreshments: 2 – 6 p.m.
Polka band: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Balloon animals: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Contest winners announced: 4 p.m.
Hula hoops: 4 – 6 p.m.

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