SeptOberfest continues in a BIG way this week, with many activities slated for Saturday, along with those taking place throughout the week.
The 9th Annual German Parade highlights Saturday’s activities. This year’s Grande Marshal is Darlene Jones. After an Awards Ceremony at 5:30pm, the Parade starts at 6:00 under the Clickner Memorial Bridge and goes to the VFW. Awards go to the best dressed German, best dressed German pet, and family with the most participants.
The VFW will be serving pork hocks and sauerkraut with entertainment following at 7:00 pm.
Other highlights Saturday include:
- The Pumpkin Patch Awards Ceremony is held Under the Bridge. Awards are given for the Largest Pumpkin, the Prettiest Pumpkin, the Best Themed Pumpkin, the Largest Sunflower, the Prettiest Sunflower and, of course, the winners of the Topiary Contest. The program begins at 11 a.m.
- SeptOberfest Farmer’s Market located at Hill’s Hardware—9:00am-Noon
- Balloons made by the Giggle Givers—11:00am-2:00pm
- Face Painting done by the Giggle Givers—11:00am-2:00pm
- Kids Train Rides Under the Bridge—1:00pm-3:00pm
- Riverfront Carriage Rides Under the Bridge—Noon to 4pm. Call 651-565-5366 to make reservations or sign up Under the Bridge the day of.
National Eagle Center
Celebrate Native American Art – Watershed Gallery Exhibit Opening. Join the National Eagle Center as we kick off a season-long celebration of Native American art, including Native American Heritage month in November! Come learn about the history and meaning behind some beautiful and engaging pieces as the National Eagle Center’s Watershed Gallery displays works from Native American artists Dick Mindykowski, Gordon Coons and woodcarver Mike Maher. 2nd floor classroom—5-6:30pm
Capture the Northern Lights! Join photographer Larry Ricker as he shows off some of his spectacular photography of the Northern Lights. Discuss his methods and gain advice on when, where, and how to capture this beautiful, but often elusive, natural phenomenon. 2:00pm
– Special thank you for use of this article to Michael Smith, Wabasha Herald