Crank up the accordions and head on over to the annual Oktoberfest. Hosted by the Shawnee German-American Club, this year’s celebration is set for Friday, October 2 at the Shawnee Civic Centre (located at 13817 Johnson Drive) from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Admission is FREE for the whole family.
This fun and festive event will feature authentic German food and beverages, along with live music from he Willie Kirst Band, a Bavarian polka band that has been performing in and around the Kansas City area for many years. There will also be performances from the Blautaler Schuhplatter dancers of Kansas City and traditional German folk dancing from the authentic Bavarian Dance Troupe. Then step outside and watch the Dixie Cadillacs perform country western, oldies, and contemporary hits.
Children will be able to enjoy a variety of games, a moonwalk, and Kinderhall from the Shawnee Town Museum. All in attendance will also have the opportunity to win multiple prizes by buying raffle tickets that benefit a local charity. German or not, this event is wunderbar!