Oktoberfest on tap Saturday in Jefferson City

Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin opens a past Old Munichburg Oktoberfest with ceremonial tapping of the keg. (Ken Barnes/News Tribune file photo)

Dust off your steins and get ready to head to Old Munichburg: Oktoberfest is back!

Nearly 50 vendors will be in the historic Southside neighborhood in Jefferson City for the 22nd annual event, which will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Kicking off the German heritage celebration will be a keg tapping ceremony at 10 a.m. on the Washington Street Main Stage.

Following the ceremony will be performances by Funky Tonk at 11 a.m, the Mulekicker Cloggers at 2 p.m. and the Tanner Lee Band aat 3 p.m.

The annual stein-holding competition will be at 4 p.m., also on the main stage. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children will be welcome to the event. There will even be a kids' corner with face painting, a bounce house, a balloon artist, crafts and games.

The infamous Dachshund Derby will take place on Dunklin Street west of Hawthorn Bank. Registration for the costume contest and dachshund races will open at 11 a.m. The costume contest will begin at 1 p.m., immediately followed by dachshund races. The proceeds from the contests will benefit the JC Animal Shelter.

The Muenchberg Beer & Wine Garden will be in the Prairie Farms Warehouse Lot, where hot dogs and brats will be served from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. There will also be food trucks and beer and wine tastings.

"It's really an event for the whole entire family. There is something for everyone," said Matt Holland, president of the Old Munichburg Association. "From craft booths to old cars, from dachshunds to live music, there's not many people that could come and not find something that interests them."

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  photo  Kids enjoy the games provided by the Missouri River Regional Library at a past Oktoberfest. (Ken Barnes/News Tribune file photo)