Oktoberfest and art on tap Saturday

Thursday, October 4, 2018

In Munich, Oktoberfest means beer gardens and lederhosen.

In Lewisburg, the occasion is more likely to bring to mind pancakes and sausage.

The Lewisburg Lions Club is hosting their annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Rock Creek Park.

The 27th installment of Oktoberfest opens bright and early at 6 a.m. with $5 all you can eat pancakes and sausage.

Around 10:30 a.m., the $5 pancakes give way to more lunchtime fare, hamburgers and hotdogs, until 2 p.m.

Vendors will have their arts, crafts, and other goods for sale starting at 8 a.m. until the close of Oktoberfest at 2 p.m.

Local musicians will provide entertainment through the day, kicking off as usual with the Tuesday Night Pickers, an informal group of local musicians who have been gathering to play together at Walker Die Cast on Tuesdays for almost 30 years.

The Miss Oktoberfest pageant is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with young ladies competing for the title.

This fundraiser for the Lions Club, founded in Lewisburg in 1937, keeps with the motto, “what we raise stays.”

The club performs vision screenings every year for Oak Grove Elementary and Lewisburg Head Start students, among other community service programs.

Also happening Saturday on the square is the Marshall County Art Guild’s annual Arts A’ Poppin’ contest and sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The deadline for entries is today at 5 p.m. and youth entries are free. Submissions should be ready to hang.

The juried competition is open to all ages and mediums and works will be on display Saturday at the MCAG on the square.