Hold onto your lederhosen!


New Vienna Oktoberfest draws hundreds

By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com



Susan and Chuck Morris show off their Oktoberfest-inspired clothing Saturday afternoon. Rain drove away many people, but Chuck Morris estimated that between 750 and 1,000 people attended New Vienna’s Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Rose Spinks, 6, left, and Matty Spinks, 8, “about to be 9,” enjoy plastic Alpine hats sold at the Oktoberfest event and face paint.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

NEW VIENNA — Organizers hailed this village’s first Oktoberfest as “a great success,” and hope to make it an annual event.

“Our first year has been a great success, and we’re hoping to make it an annual event,” said Chuck Morris, the head of the Oktoberfest subcommittee of the New Vienna planning committee.

Morris estimated 750 to 1,000 people attended during the two-day event.

According to Morris, they enjoyed a wide variety of Oktoberfest-inspired food, including bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato cakes provided by local restaurants, music and beer from the “biergarten.” Children had fun with the rubber chicken toss, hula hoop competition, face painting and marshmallow bow shooting games.

The Oktoberfest was launched as a fundraiser for the New Vienna Community Center with costs, utilities and replacing the damaged roof, according to festival organizers.

The New Vienna Oktoberfest subcommittee contributed to this report.

Susan and Chuck Morris show off their Oktoberfest-inspired clothing Saturday afternoon. Rain drove away many people, but Chuck Morris estimated that between 750 and 1,000 people attended New Vienna’s Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_NV-Couple.jpgSusan and Chuck Morris show off their Oktoberfest-inspired clothing Saturday afternoon. Rain drove away many people, but Chuck Morris estimated that between 750 and 1,000 people attended New Vienna’s Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Rose Spinks, 6, left, and Matty Spinks, 8, “about to be 9,” enjoy plastic Alpine hats sold at the Oktoberfest event and face paint.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_NV-Alpine-Kids.jpgRose Spinks, 6, left, and Matty Spinks, 8, “about to be 9,” enjoy plastic Alpine hats sold at the Oktoberfest event and face paint. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal
New Vienna Oktoberfest draws hundreds

By Nathan Kraatz

nkraatz@civitasmedia.com