From Press Release, Photos by 4CMEDIAGROUP
The 2nd annual Celina Oktoberfest celebration is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in the city’s historic downtown square at West Walnut and North Ohio Streets in Celina. This family friendly event will be presented rain or shine.
Produced by the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Landmark Bank, Celina Oktoberfest will feature live performances from festive bands including The Royal Klobasneks and The Dogensteins, a tempting assortment of traditional German foods and a Biergarten boasting a bountiful selection of bubbling brews.
Celina Oktoberfest will kick off with a ceremonial tapping of the keg and traditional toast. Exciting events will follow throughout the day and evening. A bratwurst-eating contest, a Dachshund Derby dog race, stein-holding and beer-pong competitions are scheduled. The day’s top college football games will be shown on a giant screen in the square. Adults and children can participate in Chicken Dance circles and traditional German costume contests. Youngsters can enjoy bounce houses, an obstacle course, pumpkin- and cookie-decorating activities and interact with unicorn ponies in the free Kids’ Zone.
Authentic German delicacies and other culinary treats will be served up at Celina Oktoberfest by a variety of food-and-beverage purveyors including Po’ Boy Place; Papa’s Homemade Ice Cream; Conway’s Corn Dogs and Shuckers Roasted Corn. Among the numerous merchandise vendors will be Rustic Ranch Décor; A Fresh Perspective; Chalk Couture; and Isla Grace Boutique.
Celina Oktoberfest General admission tickets will cost $5. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free, as will any attendee who wears traditional German attire (lederhosen or a dirndl costume) to the festival. Tickets will be soon available for advanced purchase at https://celinaoktoberfest.com/. They will also be sold at the gate on the day of the event (cash only). Free parking and shuttles will be at Celina High School, 3455 N. Preston Road, and at Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy Celina, 675 Sunset Blvd. Limited free parking also will be available adjacent to the square at West Pecan Street and North Louisiana Drive. Paid parking ($20) will be located at the Celina ISD Administration Building, 205 S. Colorado St.
Alcoholic-drink tickets ($1 each) will be available at the ticket booth during the festival (four tickets for a 12-ounce beer; six tickets for 16 ounces). Commemorative half-liter beer steins ($10) can be purchased and used at Celina Oktoberfest or kept as a souvenir.
For additional information and updates about Celina Oktoberfest, visit https://celinaoktoberfest.com/. Follow @CelinaOktoberfest on Facebook, and @celina_oktoberfest on Instagram.