Planning for the 9th Annual Oktoberfest of Cherokee Village is under way. The event, a day of good food, fun and entertainment, will be at Town Center Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors and crafters are asked to call 257-3095 for booths. Rental is $10 per booth. All other event contestants can call 257-2511 for information or to pre-register.
Contests to register for are: pumpkin decoration, photogenic beauty contest, child and adult Halloween costume and dog show contest. Each contest can be pre-registered or registered on Oktoberfest day. Pumpkins are to be registered by 10 a.m., dogs by 12:45 p.m. and costumes by 1:30. Photo entries in the photogenic beauty contest must be at Cherokee Village City Hall or the Highland Square Laundry in Highland Square Shopping Center by noon Oct. 27. Categories include Miss/Mister Tiny Oktoberfest, 0 to 23 months; Miss/Mister Little Oktoberfest, 2 to 5 years; Young Oktoberfest, 6 to 10 years; Pre/Teen, 11 to 14 years; and Miss/Mister Oktoberfest, ages 5 to 18 years old. Entries are one 4- by 6-inch or 8- by 10-inch photo with a $5 entry fee. Photo must have child's name, address, telephone number, date of birth and parent's name on the back to be entered. One winner in each age category will be announced at 2:30 p.m. at Oktoberfest.
There will be a $5 entry fee for all dogs entered for the show. All contest place winners will receive cash prizes, ribbons, plaques and trophies Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Cherokee Village Business Association.