Annual Oktoberfest party is Friday at Civic Centre
The German American Club’s 9th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration is planned for 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive.
Admission is free.
The event features German food and beverages, children’s games and live musical and dance performances. Inside the Civic Centre, the Willie Kirst Band will perform music ranging from polkas to folk songs, and Blautaler Schuhplattler will perform German folk dances in authentic costumes. In the tent outside, Brendan MacNaughton band will perform country rock, classic rock, contemporary country and rhythm and blues. The Biergarten will serve four types of keg beer, German wines and hard cider.
For kids, there’s games and entertainment in the Kinder Hall and a pumpkin patch where children can paint pumpkins to keep.