Don your alpine hat and get ready for the 10th Annual Southlake Oktoberfest, presented by Texas Nissan of Grapevine September 30 through October 2 at Southlake Town Square. Free parking and admission throughout the three-day festival:
Marking its 10th anniversary, more than 50,000 people from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are expected to attend the German-inspired festival, which features outdoor games, entertainment, food, and family fun:
With almost 200 contestants last year, the famous wiener dog races, sponsored by Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake and Spine Team Texas, will take place Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.; onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m., but can also be done online. A wiener dog parade will kick-off the races at 9:45 a.m. with awards for best costumes.
New to the line-up this year is the Cornhole in the Square Tournament, hosted by the Texas Cornhole Association and sponsored by Urban Air Trampoline Park. Eight tournaments will be played Friday through Sunday with a $5,000 guaranteed payout for the weekend. This tournament will also be a King of Cornhole qualifier for the World Championship King of Cornhole in January 2012.
“We have left no stone unturned in the planning for the 10th Annual Oktoberfest and have no doubt this will be the best one yet,” says Dana Davis, president and CEO of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is always to offer the community a family-oriented event that everyone can enjoy. In addition to bringing back traditional favorites, such as the wiener dog races, we like to add new attractions to keep things exciting and bring new visitors to Southlake.”
For additional information or to volunteer, contact the Southlake Chamber office at 817-481-8200 or go to www.OktoberfestSouthlake.com.