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Big crowds expected at this weekend's Steeleville Oktoberfest

  • The First National Bank of Steeleville's 2018 float took on a "Ghostbusters" theme.

    The First National Bank of Steeleville's 2018 float took on a "Ghostbusters" theme.
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  • The crafts fair at Oktoberfest is always imaginative.

    The crafts fair at Oktoberfest is always imaginative.
    Herald Tribune file photo

  • 2018 Little Miss Oktoberfest Mi'Amore Gorden.

    2018 Little Miss Oktoberfest Mi'Amore Gorden.
    Herald Tribune file photo

  • Children wait impatiently for the Oktoberfest parade.

    Children wait impatiently for the Oktoberfest parade.
    Herald Tribune file photo

 
Herald Tribune staff report
updated: 10/6/2021 5:18 PM

Oktoberfest is back.

Steeleville is hosting its big fall festival this weekend, with all the trimmings: The Oktoberfest parade, craft fair, food and drink vendors, the Lil Mr. and Miss Oktoberfest contests, plenty of children's activities, the Jaycees' Variety Show, a bags/cornhole tournament and the ever-popular Dachshund Derby, for which T-shirts are being sold.

The Oktoberfest Variety Show rehearsals have been underway for several weeks, so prepare for some clever -- and silly -- skits.

Meanwhile, the Steeleville Little Mr. and Miss Oktoberfest contests are still underway and all proceeds will be diverted to new equipment and repairing the present equipment at Steeleville Jayce Park.

The kids who collect the most money for the cause are named Little Mr. and Miss Oktoberfest. For more information, contact Kelly Muhlholland at (618) 615-1314.