Wiener Dog Race, Kinderplatz, and 50 Amp Fuse Highlight Saturday at Saline Oktoberfest

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 09/21/2019 - 02:32

Moments after the golden keg was tapped, revelers joined in a German song and sipped beer to celebrate the opening of Saline Oktoberfest in downtown Saline Friday.

The Golden Keg was carried in by four men who followed a horse-drawn carriage that carried Mayor Brian Marl and festmaster Linda TerHaar, among others.

Marl tapped the Golden Keg to kick off the event.

Oktoberfest continues Saturday with the following events:

  • Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Mac's.
  • Kinderplatz. Inflatables, crafts, Nelson's Wildlife Safari and much more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Euchre tournament at the 109 Cultural Exchange (109 W. Michigan Ave. Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m. Tournament begins at noon. $20 registration.
  • Corn hole challenge. Open family fun at 2 p.m., teen/adult challenge at 3 p.m., adult challenge at 4 p.m.
  • Wiener Dog Races and Costume Contest. Race at 4 p.m. on North Ann Arbor Street. (Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. The all-breed costume contest is at 3:30 p.m.
  • Hammerspiel tournament. Who's got the hardest, most accurate hammer swing in Saline? Registration at 5 p.m. Tournament begins at 5:30 p.m. $5 entry fee. Compete for $150 in downtown gift certificates.
  • Music! 50 Amp Fuse plays at 8 p.m. Immigrant Sons play from 3 to 7 p.m. The New Horizons German band plays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Ann Arbor Saline Music Center students play from noon to 1 p.m.



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