There’s still two more weeks left in September, but Windsor plans on celebrating Oktoberfest a little bit early.
The town’s Oktoberfest celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. 5th St., and admission is free.
Live music, face painting (2-4 p.m.), food (including krautburgers) and craft vendors and contests will be held throughout the day.
“We’ll be featuring two bands, The River Boys, a traditional Dutch-Hop band, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and SHEL, an incredible modern Folk group, from 2-4 p.m.,” said Carrie Knight, art and heritage manager for the town of Windsor.
There’s nothing like a good dachshund race, and that’s what Windsor Oktoberfest 2012 will providfe from 1:30-2 p.m.
“Oktoberfest 2012 attempts to capture the whimsy and tradition that this event is famous for around the world,” Knight said. “Appealing to traditional song and dance, as well as celebrating northern Colorado’s artistic talent, Windsor Oktoberfest promises to provide something for everyone. Ethnic foods, puppetry, dachshund races, and an expo tent that honors the town’s German-from-Russia heritage, are some of the additional offerings visitors can look forward to.”
The event has something for children, too.
A children’s tent will be featured throughout the day with children’s puppetry crafts featuring master puppeteer Patti Smithsonian, who will also perform a puppetry performance from 1-1:30 p.m. A Dutch Hop dancing contest will be held from 12:30-1 p.m.