Live music among the entertainment at inaugural event
(from Press Release)
Celina, Texas – Entertainment options will be plentiful at the inauguralCelina Oktoberfest celebration, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in the city’s historic downtown square at West Walnut and North Ohio Streets in Celina.
The family friendly event, to be presented rain or shine, will also feature a beer garden featuring a selection of tasty brews, a tempting assortment of sumptuous, authentic German foods and other cuisine, college-football matchups presented on a massive screen, fun contests, dozens of merchandise vendors, a free Kids’ Zone activity area and much more.
General admission tickets are $5. Children age 12 and under are admitted free, as will anyone who wears a traditional German lederhosen or dirndl costume to the event. Tickets are available for purchase online at https://celinaoktoberfest.com/ and will also be sold at the gate on the day of the event (cash only). A limited number of specially priced tickets are available on Groupon at https://www.groupon.com/deals/celina-oktoberfest.
Produced by the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Landmark Bank, the entertainment lineup at Celina Oktoberfest will include a performance by Imperial Brass. The acclaimed DFW-based traveling tuba quartet will interact with audiences on the city’s square while playing selections from its expansive repertoire.
Also hailing from North Texas, The Royal Klobasneks strive to preserve the traditional American polka sound made popular during the 1920s through ‘40s. Founded in 2010, the group is led by accomplished accordion player and vocalist Matt Tolentino.
Set to take the main stage at Celina Oktoberfest are the Bavarian-style dancers of Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein D’Holzar, a cultural-heritage troupe that is the oldest German dance club in the Dallas area. Meanwhile, yodeling figures prominently into the lively sets of Alps-inspired group Auf Geht’s Musik, which has previously toured throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Since forming in 2016, Celina Oktoberfest headliners The Dogensteins have become a fixture at festivals throughout North Texas. The quintet’s multi-talented musicians are best known for transforming mainstream-music chart-toppers by the likes of Lynryd Skynryd, Cyndi Lauper, Green Day and others into crowd-pleasing polkas, rollicking waltzes and traditional Texas shuffles.
Additional entertainment at Celina Oktoberfest will include a cornhole tournament sponsored by the Celina Police Association, costume contests for children and adults, Chicken Dance circles, pumpkin- and cookie-decorating activities and a Dachshund dog-derby race, as well as beer-pong and beer stein-holding competitions.
“The entertainment at Celina Oktoberfest will be nonstop from start to finish,” said Melissa Cromwell, president of the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce. “From the main stage to the beer garden and in every corner of the city’s square, there will be exciting options for everyone to enjoy.”
For additional information and event updates, visit. Follow @CelinaOktoberfest on Facebook, and @celina_oktoberfest on Instagram.
About the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce is comprised of a diverse cross section of businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations and professionals who are aligned to help promote local products and services, while supporting the collective needs and interests of its members through networking events, a website directory, community events and social media, among others. The largest professional association in Celina, the Chamber has since 1981 served as the city’s front door by responding to inquiries from potential new residents, visitors and prospective businesses.
Visit the chamber’s website at www.celinachamber.org.