The annual Oktoberfest in Minster is one of the most popular in the US!
CHEERS: A couple enjoy the Oktoberfest in Minster.
A Minster Oktoberfest highlight is the 10k (6.2mi) run which draws contestants from around the world.
The route follows country roads around Minster and is darn flat and darn straight.
Other, less exhausting events include a car show, a Little Miss Oktoberfest pageant, and popular beer tray relay race.
One of the final events is the Oktoberfest Parade which winds its way around the village streets on Sunday afternoon.
There is a strong community feeling with Minster-based groups and schools working together to create floats for the parade.
German polka bands are there to keep toes taping and an arts and craft show showcases the region’s handiwork.
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