WEST ALEXANDRIA — The 52nd Kiwanis Oktoberfest Fall Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at Peace Park in West Alexandria, on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13.
The 5K and 10K Scarecrow Scamper run will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration and information for the 5k and 10k run can be found online at West Alexandria Oktoberfest Scarecrow Scamper 5k/10k.
The Oktoberfest parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the opening ceremonies, the crowning of the new Oktoberfest Queen, and the Oktoberfest Miss and Mr. Pageant. An antique car covered bridge run will take place at noon on Sunday, Oct. 13.
The festival will run on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. In addition to arts and crafts, there is a great variety of food and a beer garden. For more information, visit www.kiwanisoktoberfest.org.
There is additional parking for visitors at the Dow Chemical and Paramont Plastic parking lot east of Peace Park. The lot is located directly east of the Marathon station on the same side of the street.
For the safety of everyone, no dogs or pets of any kind are permitted in the park during the festival. Golf carts are also not permitted in the park during the festival.
AKS Oktoberfest Miss & Mr. Pageant
The fourth annual Oktoberfest Miss & Mr. Pageant is open to boys and girls ages 12 months through eighth grade. This is a non-profit fundraiser that will be held at Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12. Applications for the pageant can be found on Facebook, and for any questions or comments contact Bevin Hager, AKS Pageant Committee Chairperson, by messaging Alpha Kappa Sorority West Alexandria on Facebook.
Alpha Kappa Sorority has been serving West Alexandria since 1941 as a philanthropic organization. They strive to provide a service to the community and surrounding areas by donating to families and students during the holidays and throughout the year.
AKS provides two scholarships for seniors attending Twin Valley South Schools. They help sponsor the Oktoberfest Queen Contest at the local Oktoberfest, annually. In addition, the group makes many contributions to the school, community and other organizations such as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation each year.
Scarecrow Scamper run
The Twin Valley South High School Career-Based Intervention Program will be sponsoring the Scarecrow Scamper 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Peace Park to kick off the West Alexandria Oktoberfest.
5k pre-registration with shirt is $20, same day registration is $25. (Shirt registration deadline is Oct 6.) Pre-race check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. 10k pre-registration with shirt is $25, same day registration is $30 (10k shirt registration deadline is also Oct 6.)
Overall winners and male/female age groups 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given.
Online registration can be made at: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/WestAlexandria/WestAlexandriaOktoberfestScarecrowScamper.
All proceeds benefit the students enrolled in the Career Based Intervention Program at Twin Valley South High School.
For any questions contact Robin Judd, CBI Coordinator at 937-839-4693 or [email protected].