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Oktoberfest to be followed by Blues, Brews and Brats

Oktoberfest to be followed by Blues, Brews and Brats

Dancing, drinks and of course, dashing dachshunds

September 22nd, 2011 in News

Dachshunds young and old will battle it out Saturday in a competition to find the fastest wiener in Jefferson City. Before the races begin, spectators will be treated to a costume contest. The contest and races begin at 2 p.m. with Mayor Eric Streumph as the emcee. (File photo)

Photo by News Tribune

Oktoberfest will be celebrated for the 11th year in Jefferson City's rekindled South Side neighborhood 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

For the first year, the South Side Business Association will host a Blues, Brews and Brats event following the Oktoberfest activities, 5-10 p.m. in the 100 block of East Dunklin Street.

The German heritage celebration will feature country and bluegrass music styles, as well as traditional German sounds. Whereas, the evening festival will feature a blues sound, noted organizer Cathy Zumwalt.

General festivities will begin at 10 a.m., including craft demonstrations and dance performances. For $3, children will have all-day admission to the children's area, sponsored by the Missouri River Regional Library, which opens at 10 a.m.

Three wineries will be part of the beer garden. And more than 60 vendors are signed up for the day.

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