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Oktoberfest returning to Mitchell on Saturday for second annual fall festival

The event, which goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, will feature German-themed food, drinks, music, games and a wiener dog race.

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Scenes from the inaugural Oktoberfest in downtown Mitchell.
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MITCHELL — Mitchell Main Street is gearing up for its second annual Oktoberfest, which is to be held Saturday, Oct. 8.

The event, which goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature German-themed food, drinks, music, games and a wiener dog race.

This year, the event will feature timeless traditions like a stein holding contest and musical chairs. Also included in the event will be a keg squat face-off and a chicken dance, as well as a best dressed and pumpkin throwing competition.

A few local businesses have also teamed up to provide pumpkins to paint for the kiddos.

Food trucks and local restaurants will be present to bring German-themed food to the festival as well.

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For live music, festival-goers will see the Mitchell Municipal band playing polka music starting at noon, as well as Billy Lurken, playing before and after Mitchell Municipal Band.

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Scenes from the inaugural Oktoberfest in downtown Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

And there will be a wiener dog race. Starting at 2 p.m., pre-registered Dachshunds will race against each other to win Oktoberfest-themed prizes.

Featured in this years Oktoberfest beer-lineup is Sam Adams, Remedy Brewing Co., Boulevard Bob's 47, Odell Brewing Co.'s lager-style and more.

Oktoberfest will be located on the south side of Main Street in Mitchell.

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