We’re planning a host of activities for all ages on the streets of Bremen during Oktoberfest. Activities are not finalized but are likely to include many from 2016.

5-7pm: Basketball Hoop Shoot
  • Sponsored by South Wire Project Gift
  • This is for middle school and high school students and will be run as a ‘come and go as you please’ event.
6-8pm: Children’s Reptile Show
  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade.
  • (THIS EVENT IS STILL TENTATIVE.)
8-9pm: Children’s Area Dance Party
  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area and will include music, video, glow sticks, strobe light, disco ball, and smoke machine!

12:30pm: Rain Gutter Boat Race
  • Sponsored by South Wire Project Gift
  • This is for elementary aged children.  Students will build their own boat and then race it down a rain gutter.
  • Prizes awarded!
1-4pm: Children’s Area Petting Zoo
  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade.
  • Animals include bunnies, pigs, ducks, chickens, and more!
2pm: Long Board Competition
  • Sponsored by Huff & Puff Board Co.
  • This event races through Bremen’s downtown streets.
  • Trophies awarded to winners.
  • Registration required (online and day of).
2:30pm: Children’s Area Pumpkin Chunkin
  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade, and involves children using large slingshots to launch sugarpie pumpkins into the air.
  • Adult supervision provided.
  • No registration required.
3-5pm: Basketball Hoop Shoot
  • Sponsored by South Wire Project Gift
  • This is for middle school and high school students and will be run as a ‘come and go as you please’ event.
Soap Box Derby4pm: Soap Box Derby
  • Sponsored by Community Gospel Church and Lippert Components
  • This event is for children ages 5-12.
  • Children will race down N. Center St. hill in 3 different age categories.
  • Trophies awarded for winners and best decorated.
  • Pre-registration is required – online or pick up a paper copy at the Bremen Public Library or Town Hall.
5-9pm: Children’s Area Hay Ride
  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade, although your whole family can ride.
  • A tractor drawn hay wagon will escort families down and back S. Center St.

10am: Community Wide Church Service
12-4pm: Children’s Area Bounce House Double Slide & Balloon Artist
  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade.
2pm: Bed Race
  • Sponsored by Bremen Kiwanis, Tri Kappa, and the Oktoberfest Committee
  • This race will require 5 people per team.
  • Beds will race in heats, with the winner being awarded a traveling trophy.
  • Trophy awarded to best decorated bed as well.
  • Pre-registration is required – online or pick up a paper copy at the Bremen Public Library or Town Hall.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Coloring Contest
  • Sponsored by Bremen Castings, Inc.
  • Students may download 1 of 3 coloring pages, denoted by age category, and submit to be judged.
  • Winners will be announced before the festival but will be honored on the Oktoberfest’s main stage.
  • Downloadable coloring pages will be made available in August.

 

For information about activities, contact Bethany Muck at Bethany.muck@gmail.com or Jessica Krallman at jkrallman@cgccommunity.com.

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