This years Octoberfest was not just a hit, it was a huge hit. According to Naoma Staley, Chamber Of Commerce Director, final numbers are still being tallied but she estimated that approximately 8,000 people came through the gates during the three day event making it the largest Octoberfest in Red River history.
Vendors selling everything from Beer, Wine and Bratwurst to Fine Art and Crafts were also pleased with the turnout with many of them selling out or at least running very low on supplies by the end of the event.
Non stop entertainment was provided by a DJ who spun plenty of German music along with a Rock and Roll and Country mix that kept the crowd on their feet showing off their best dance moves. The corn eating event was good for some laughs and a bit of nausea for some of the participants especially since it was followed up with the Chicken Dance contest. Nevertheless, everyone survived and a great time was had by all.
All credits for the tremendous success go to The Red River Chamber of Commerce and their Octoberfest committee who all worked tirelessly to make this years event a huge success. Can't wait till 2023!
Note - If you do plan on coming next year, make your reservations early, the town is sure to sell out again.
- Rob Swan