West Alexandria Kiwanis Oktoberfest set for Oct. 10 & 11


Staff Report



<strong>Apple butter making will be one of the many attractions taking place at the West Alexandria Kiwanis Oktoberfest.</strong>

Apple butter making will be one of the many attractions taking place at the West Alexandria Kiwanis Oktoberfest.


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Many handmade crafts will be available for purchase at Oktoberfest.


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A Kiddie Tractor Pull will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m.


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An Antique Car Covered Bridge Run takes place on Sunday at noon.


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The Gazebo in Peace Park will be the site of the pumpkin and scarecrow contests as well as the site for musical entertainment.


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WEST ALEXANRIA — The 48th annual Kiwanis Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Peace Park, 68 East Dayton St. (Route 35) in West Alexandria.

Additional parking for visitors will be available at the Dow Chemical and Paramount Plastic parking lot East of Peace Park. The lot is located just east of the Marathon station on the same side of the street.

A 5K and 10K race will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a parade at 11 a.m. Opening ceremonies immediately after the parade include crowning of the Queen and “Citizen of the Year.”

There will be an Arts & Crafts Festival with many handmade crafts with music and entertainment both days.

Homemade and German Food – pork & sauerkraut, cabbage roll casserole, homemade apple dumplings, Bar B Q Chicken, Bar B Q Pork Chops, and many other food items.

Featured attractions include apple butter making, and an Antique Car Covered Bridge Run on Sunday at noon.

Games & Contests:

Pumpkin Contest – Saturday – pumpkins in place by the Gazebo by 2 p.m. Pumpkins must be carved and/or decorated before display at the park with the name & address of participant placed on a paper under the pumpkin. Judging will start after 2 p.m. Winners will be announced between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Scarecrow Contest – Saturday

Scarecrows in place by the Gazebo by 2 p.m. Stakes to hold up the scarecrow will be furnished. Name & address of participant must be placed on a paper attached to the scarecrow. Judging will start after 2 p.m. Winners will be announced between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Kiddie Tractor Pull – Sunday

Registration by 2 p.m. at the Gazebo ($2 entry fee) with categories

3 – 4 years old

5 – 6 years old

7 – 8 years old

Tractor Pull will start at 2 p.m.

Children’s games at the back of the Festival grounds on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Bands performing at Oktoberfest include:

‘Something Good’ – Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

‘Dixie Ryders’ – Saturday and Sunday 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Apple butter making will be one of the many attractions taking place at the West Alexandria Kiwanis Oktoberfest.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/09/web1_AppleButter.jpgApple butter making will be one of the many attractions taking place at the West Alexandria Kiwanis Oktoberfest. Courtesy photo

Many handmade crafts will be available for purchase at Oktoberfest.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/09/web1_Crafts.jpgMany handmade crafts will be available for purchase at Oktoberfest. Courtesy photo

A Kiddie Tractor Pull will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/09/web1_TractorPull.jpgA Kiddie Tractor Pull will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Courtesy photo

An Antique Car Covered Bridge Run takes place on Sunday at noon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/09/web1_AntiqueCar.jpgAn Antique Car Covered Bridge Run takes place on Sunday at noon. Courtesy photo

The Gazebo in Peace Park will be the site of the pumpkin and scarecrow contests as well as the site for musical entertainment.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/09/web1_Gazebo.jpgThe Gazebo in Peace Park will be the site of the pumpkin and scarecrow contests as well as the site for musical entertainment. Courtesy photo

Staff Report