Event features food, music, family activities
The third annual Oktoberfest celebration will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 in the parking lots of Donaldson’s Gourmet & Gifts and Bricks Hortonville Hardware located at Nash and Bath Streets in Hortonville.
The event, featuring ethnic foods, music, and family fun, kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m.
A variety of Polka Bands will perform on the Mike Murphy Ford Stage from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The stage will be located on the corner of Nash and Bath Street.
Performances begin with John Dietz and the Polka Bietz at 10 a.m., followed by Dorf Kapelle at 1 p.m., and the Jerry Schneider Band at 4 p.m. Seating for the bands may be limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair.
Visitors will find a variety of activities and refreshments near the stage including; Vendor booths, the American Legion Auxiliary bake sale, German style food and beer, apple pie eating contest, and the anything apple bakeoff, and scarecrow decorating contest.
There will also be face painting by Carl Mann, a kid’s petting zoo, inflatables for the kids, wagon rides and more. Local restaurants and the Hortonville Lions Club will feature ethnic foods and beers for sale in the food court. The Pixie Dust Performers will also perform from 12p.m. to 2 p.m.
Entry forms and starter kits for the Scarecrow decorating contest are available at Donaldson’s Gourmet & Gift up to Friday afternoon Sept. 18 and must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 19. Participants can register for the other contests the day of the events.
Entry forms for the Anything Apple Bakeoff sponsored by Gilbert’s Sentry Foods are available at Gilberts, Donaldson’s Gourmet, Brick’s Hortonville Hardware, and the Hortonville Library.