OktoberFest at Fairfield Bay Oct. 5

Fairfield Bay will “Roll Out the Barrel” for the sixth year in a row at OktoberFest on Saturday, Oct. 5. 

The Fairfield Bay Conference Center is the place to be for games, music, arts and craft vendors, authentic German Fare and a FREE KidsFest. 

“Six years, and we’re still having a blast at Oktoberfest,” said Fairfield Bay Mayor Paul Wellenberger. “This year, we’ve expanded our KidsFest with a ton more FREE activities, added a bunch of contests and are bringing in so much for families to do all day long. We can’t wait to see everyone!”

Free and open to the public, OktoberFest begins at 9 a.m. There will be a multitude of craft and food vendors. Multiple entertainment stages will feature musical acts all day long.  

As expected at all great German festivals, there will be no shortage of authentic German fare and drink, served in the beautiful conference center from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Plan to stay all day and enjoy the evening with Paul Tull and the Red Neckties Band. Other performers include Breeze, Greg Duggan and Kay Sharpe.

Add to this an expanded KidsFest, a Volksmarch with a marching band, games, contests and lots of fun and laughter.

The expanded KidsFest includes all sorts of new, free activities. Back by popular demand, princess carriage rides and bouncy houses will be where all the kids can play the afternoon away.  Stop by the exotic petting zoo and see Roo, the baby kangaroo, visit the Conway Train. Marty the Magic Balloon Man from “America’s Got Talent” will be on hand. 

The local Boy Scout troop will have a Cast Iron Cookoff, and the majestic Clydesdales, sponsored by the Cowboy Auto Group, will make an appearance.  

New this year, there will be a Stuff a Bear Workshop for a small fee, where kids can create their own, one-of-a-kind stuffed friend to take home.

A variety of contests are planned, including yodeling, a beer stein lift, best beer belly and best German costume (male and female). Contests are also planned for the sexiest, the hairiest and the most athletic legs.

OktoberFest is held at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, located at 110 Lost Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. For a complete list of events and times, as well as other information, call 501. 884.4202 or go to VisitFairfieldBay.com/Oktoberfest  or FairfieldBayConferenceCenter.com.