Dachshund races and Edelweiss Dancing at Oktoberfest in Kenosha County

 Noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at Old Settler Park, 24100 75th Street, Salem, Wisc.
Call (262) 859-1869 or visit Oktoberfest

by Tina Johansson

Grab your lederhosen and favorite German stein for the 6th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest in Salem.

The popular event will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, Edelweiss kids dance, classic car show, kid games, the Dachshund Dash, raffle prizes and a fireworks finale.

Admission into Oktoberfest, kid’s games, Dachshund Dash and fireworks are free to visitors.

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

Admission into Oktoberfest, kid’s games, Dachshund Dash and fireworks are free to visitors.

The County Executive 5k+ is taking place the morning starting and ending at Old Settlers Park.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race will start at 10 a.m.  The morning run/walk will be family friendly and participants are encouraged to dress in Oktoberfest theme. Visit www.XCThrillogy.com to register and review the entry fees.

The Dachshund Dash is for Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes trying to be the fastest Top Dog or a Hot Dog.  Free registration for the races begins at noon and the races will commence at 1 p.m.  Immediately following the Dachshund Dash, there will be an Open Class/All Breed Dog Dash.  All dogs are welcome to participate in the open class event.

Event Schedule:

  • 10 a.m. – County Executive 5k+ Fun Run
  • Noon – 8 p.m. – German food and beer for purchase
  • Noon to 7 p.m. – Brew Haus Polka Kings
  • Noon – 4 p.m. – Classic Car Show
  • Noon – 6 p.m. – Free children’s games, hair braiding, and face painting
  • 1 p.m. – Dachshund Dash & All Breed Dog Dash
  • 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. – German Dancers, the D’Oberlanders Dance Crew
  • 4 p.m. – The Edelweiss Kids Dance
  • 7 p.m. – Raffle Drawing
  • 8 p.m. – Fireworks over Paddock Lake

Old Settlers Oktoberfest is sponsored by Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc., Jim Kreuser and the Kenosha County Division of Parks.  Proceeds from this event support the construction of a bandshell within Old Settler’s Park.

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