Old Settlers Oktoberfest set for Sept. 13

From the 2013 Old Settlers Oktoberfest

From the 2013 Old Settlers Oktoberfest

Note: Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

The 4th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., on Saturday, Sept. 13 from Noon to 8 p.m. will feature authentic German food, dancing, Little Miss Edelweiss pageant and the Dachshund Dash.

Entry to the event is free.

“This is a wonderful event for all of Kenosha County,” County Executive Jim Kreuser said. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate fall in the beautiful setting of Old Settlers Park.”

The Dachshund Dash is for Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes vying to be the fastest Top Dog or a Hot Dog. Registration for the races begins at Noon and the races will commence at 1 p.m. The number of races will depend on the number of dogs registered. There is no fee for Immediately following the Dachshund Dash, there will be an Open Class/All Breed Dog Dash. All dogs are welcome to participate. Participants must register and it is also free.

Old Settlers Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food and beer for purchase. New to the event this year are a Little Miss Edelweiss pageant, corn roast and wine booth.

Little Miss Edelweiss pageant registration will take place from noon to 2 p.m., with the pageant taking place at 3 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the Brew Haus Polka Kings from Noon to 7 p.m., and the German Dancers, the D’Oberlanders Dance Crew, will perform at 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m..

A Classic Car Show will be held from Noon to 4 p.m. Children’s games and hair braiding will be held from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Raffle winners will be announced starting at 7 p.m.

Fireworks over Paddock Lake will top off the event.

Old Settlers Oktoberfest is sponsored by Kenosha County Division of Parks, Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc. and Westosha Kiwanis.

For more information, call Heidi at 847-833-4759 or Rebecca at 262-843-4003 (Westosha Floral).

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