The 23rd edition of Dallas Oktoberfest was a success! Despite cold, wind and light rain, activities were happening all around the village—from sales at Dallas Lutheran and the McIntyre Library to polka tunes in the new pavilion at the park.Valkryrie Brewery was filled with revelers while other vendors sold baked goods, pizza, warm lefse right off the griddle, hot apple cider and crafts with a daylong kubb tournament going on in the midst of it all. There were even activities for dachshunds including a costume contest and a wiener dog race.
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Dachshunds, from low and high society, prepare for costume contest.
Loki bounds ahead of the pack in the Wiener Dog Race.
Tunes by Weez and Mullen in the downtown area drowns out the sound of the light rain.
Valkyrie servers Ann Lee, Laura Schutz and Nicole Mickelson wear German attire and big smiles.
Teagan Mickelson helps William Weise at a bake sale to raise funds for his participation in the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music tour of Europe next summer.
Jessica Balts and Nerissa Solovitz make and sell fresh, warm rounds of lefse along with hot apple cider.
Teams from Wisconsin, as well as Minnesota and Iowa, play in the kubb tournament despite the wind, rain and cold.
Mississippi Valley Dutchmen play polka tunes in the new pavilion at the park.
Hammerschlagen is a German game featuring hammers and nails.
Crafty ladies sell seasonal decor.
Menomonie couple Jennifer and Zachary Rozmiarek wore German attire and drank hot apple cider from steins.
Dallas Lutheran Church sale included produce and pickled beets.
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