Oktoberfest Organizers Say Event Was 'Most Successful Yet'

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 09/24/2019 - 17:24

Organizers of Saline Oktoberfest say the 2019 edition was a resounding success.

The two-day festival drew thousands to downtown Saline.

The final numbers weren't tallied, but officials from Saline Main Street were happy with what they saw.

"This is looking to be our most successful Oktoberfest event ever, showing what a generous community and hardworking volunteers can do. Even with the thunderstorm that rolled through on Saturday afternoon there was a record turn-out for Saline Main Street’s largest fundraiser of the year," said Jill Durnen, president of Saline Main Street. "I personally would like to give a special thanks to the event chairs, Katie Spence and Rebecca Schneider, and we definitely appreciate all of the community volunteers who helped all weekend."

The event began Friday evening with the ceremonial tapping of the keg and a concert by Your Generation.

Saturday began with family fun in the morning and afternoon and finished with a concert by 50 Amp Fuse in the evening.

The Oktoberfest Euchre Tournament was held Saturday at the 109 Cultural Exchange. Organized by Kevin Tang, the tournament was won by Laura and Tom Rien.

A big crowd of kids gathered on South Ann Arbor Street to see the critters from Nelson's Wildlife Safari. They were thrilled when Nelson surprised the children with a small alligator. Once the screaming subsided, kids grew comfortable and even pet the creature.

Kids also played on the inflatable jumpers, played cornhole, participated in craft projects and more.

 

Oscar wins the wiener dog race!

Posted by The Saline Post on Saturday, September 21, 2019

The wiener dog races were another highlight. At least 100 people gathered on North Ann Arbor Street to watch the races, which were won by Oscar, who belongs to Sarah, Jonas, Jack and Charlie.

 

Interview with Sarah, owner of wiener dog races champipn, Oscar!

Posted by The Saline Post on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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