March 29, 2023

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Oktoberfest in Junction Metropolis to function German-inspired meals and video games

Joe Dolezal (proper from Hays, KS) performs the accordion as Ron McWilliams (left from Salania, KS) accompany’s him with a tuba. The duo carried out final Friday evening throughout UPC’s Oktoberfest in entrance of the union. (Archive photograph by Evert Nelson | Collegian Media Group)

Junction Metropolis welcomes the arrival of autumn with its annual Oktoberfest. The pageant contains stay music, a wide range of German-inspired contests, meals and drinks and distributors from all around the state. Situated within the coronary heart of downtown on Washington Road, festivities will start on Sept. 30 from 4-12 p.m. and proceed on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In keeping with the pageant’s Fb web page, some actions embody “Masskrugstemmen,” which challenges contestants to carry a one-liter stein of beer for so long as attainable, and a cornhole event with a money prize. Extra actions embody a 5K or 10K stroll and yodeling apply for all. 

A plethora of meals choices can be found, together with genuine German meals reminiscent of jagerschnitzel, wiener schnitzel, pink cabbage, fried potatoes and extra. Vendor Teresa Penning, with Penning 4K Ranch, stated she is trying ahead to attending Oktoberfest as a vendor. 

“I’m actually excited for the doners as a result of lamb is one thing that most individuals don’t get to strive,” Penning stated. 

Penning stated doners are gyro-like sandwiches which embody lamb meat, cucumbers, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. On Saturday, Penning 4K Ranch will showcase their well-known “Cowboy Cutlets,” that are made with pasture-raised pork and home made buns.

One other German-inspired exercise featured this weekend is “Schützenfest,” hosted by Godfrey’s Indoor Ranges and Tactical Provide. Schützenfest is a taking pictures competitors that enables opponents to shoot at a small goal from 25 yards away. 

Godfrey’s proprietor, Todd Godfrey, stated the occasion is impressed by a medieval German occasion that included a picket eagle figurine in an outside area which contributors shot at. The winner shall be topped “Schützenkönig, or “The Taking pictures King,” and can obtain 50 p.c of all proceeds from the occasion. All different proceeds from Schützenfest shall be put into the Oktoberfest fund for subsequent yr.

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Junction Metropolis’s Oktoberfest ensures a German-inspired environment, flavorful meals and enjoyable that may’t be discovered wherever else close to Manhattan.