The third annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest took place Saturday at Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake under clear skies.
The event featured German food, beer, a car show, German music and dancing, wiener dog races and culminated with fireworks over the lake.
This year’s Dachshund Dash was won again by Ellie, who was trained by Michelle Schroeder. This was Ellie’s third consecutive year as the champion. When asked for the sewcret to Ellie’s competitive edge, Schroeder said Ellie was raised with German shepherds and has a lot of drive. Here’s a sample of some of the action from races, with the second to last race shown being the championship Dachshund round and the last race shown the new this year all-breeds heat:
German music and dancing helped set the right tone for the day. Here is a sample:
And here are some more photos from the event: