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Oktoberfest celebration returns; events on tap for Saturday

Fun run, activities, live music set

Vendors, sponsors help make event

Vendors for Oktoberfest will include Alder’s Scones and Concessions, Grangeville Lions’ Burgers, Shiznits, The Rib Guy and Gal, Asker’s Brats & Sauerkraut, China Café, Grangeville Kiwanis’ Kettle Corn/Ice Cream, Carolynn Park’s Homemade Treats, United Country Musick and Sons Real Estate concessions, By The Grace of God Photography, Quality Life Health, Apex Screen Printing, Nancy Cline’s Glassware and Grangeville Merchants Beer Garden.

Sponsors for the event include Asker’s Harvest Foods, Bell Equipment, Big Country/KORT 92.7 & 96.9, C.R. Supplements, Camas Bowling, Dale’s Rescue & Towing, Grangeville City Services, Grangeville Elks No. 1825, Idaho County Free Press & Shopper, Irwin Drug, Ken Grumley Trucking, Larson’s Good Clothes, Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Mt. View Dentistry, Oscar’s Restaurant, Palenque’s Mexican Restaurant, Performance Auto, Ray Holes Saddle Co. and United Country Musick & Sons Real Estate.

— Area residents will want to be in town this Saturday, Oct. 8, for the resurrection of “Oktoberfest.”

“The merchants are excited to offer Oktoberfest after many years of it not being held,” said organizer Mary Beth Meyers.

The Grangeville Merchants scarecrow contest allows businesses to make and decorate scarecrows and have them available for judging. To enter, call or text Peggy at 451-0887.

Saturday morning starts with the Flamingo Fun Run, which is Grangeville High School student Rachel Kelley’s senior project. Sign up online at or at the Umpqua Bank start the day of the race. Race starts at 9 a.m.

Also starting at 9 a.m. in Heritage Square will be face painting by the Grangeville Kiwanis. The Merchants Scavenger Hunt will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by HomeGrown Quilts. The Grangeville Police Department is sponsoring the sidewalk chalk art contest from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A progressive mural will be in the works from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Syringa Hospital will sponsor wiener dog races at 1 p.m. Mule wagon rides from Lorie Beck will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., loading and unloading at Umpqua Bank.

Dale’s Rescue and Towing will sponsor the car engine blowup at 3 p.m., and the Cottonwood JV football team and Cottonwood Merchants will bring the lawn mower races to the event at 4 p.m. (bring your own lawn mower).

Pony Ride with Tara Connolley will begin at 11 a.m. and Camas Prairie Preschool will offer a bouncy house starting at 9 a.m. Experience local police, fire and ambulance services with tours and information from 1 to 4 p.m.

Heritage Square performances will include Shirley’s dancers at noon, Devin McLean & Company from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Rick Weholt from 2:30 to 3 p.m., the Brothers Band from 3 to 5 p.m., Dave Hammond and Friends at 5 p.m., then a street dance with Grangeville’s Vintage Youth from 7 to 9 p.m. The band includes Ted and Wendy Lindsley, Todd Marek, BJ Walker, Kim Johnson and Curtis Farmer.

“Dance and listen, but bring your own chairs to sit and enjoy the music,” added organizer Melinda Hall.


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