Brief showers don’t dampen Oktoberfest


Gwen Ley, of Celina, takes part in the beer tray relays at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.

Gwen Ley, of Celina, takes part in the beer tray relays at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


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Trudy and Butch Caffal, left to right, both of Lewis Center, buy a cream puff from Teresa Fleckenstein, of Versailles, at the Sons of American Legion booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


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M.J. Sommer, 1, holds the hand of her mother, Heather Sommer, both of Minster, at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. M.J. is also the daughter of Dane Sommer.


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Kaycie Wissman, left, 17, daughter of Ted and Amy Wissman, and Kayla Ranly, 6, both of Minster, daughter of Justin and Jana Ranly. Wissman was crowned Miss Oktoberfest and Kayla was crowned Little Miss Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


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Doing the chicken dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6, are Nora Beck, left, 2, of Springboro, daughter of Adam and Stephanie Beck, and Evelyn Ranly, 4, of Minster, daughter of Jennifer and Scott Ranly.


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Chuck Zell, of Arcanum, cooks blooming onions at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Gina Hemmelgarn, of Minster, competes in the beer tray relay at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Minster football players ride in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jenna Frilling, left, 7, and her brother Jackson Frilling, 10, both of Fort Loramie, children of Adam and Jessica Frilling, scramble for candy at the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.


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Rev. Rick Nieberding was the grand marshall of the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Miss Oktoberfest and Little Miss Oktoberfest wave to the crowd with runner-ups in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The Minster High School marching band performs in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Liz Schlater, of Centerville, looks at beer steins for sale as her son Elliott Schlater, 8 months, naps, at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Elliott is also the son of Jacob Schlater.


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Andrew Denton, 8, of Hamilton, son of David and Morgan Denton, plays “Mug Shuffle” at the Journeyman’s Sportsman Club booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sisters Katy Ruller, left, 4, and Samantha Ruller, 8, of Bluffton, children of Mike and Andrea Ruller, dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Gwen Ley, of Celina, takes part in the beer tray relays at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.

Kaycie Wissman, left, 17, daughter of Ted and Amy Wissman, and Kayla Ranly, 6, both of Minster, daughter of Justin and Jana Ranly. Wissman was crowned Miss Oktoberfest and Kayla was crowned Little Miss Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.

Doing the chicken dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6, are Nora Beck, left, 2, of Springboro, daughter of Adam and Stephanie Beck, and Evelyn Ranly, 4, of Minster, daughter of Jennifer and Scott Ranly.

Chuck Zell, of Arcanum, cooks blooming onions at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.

Minster football players ride in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.

Jenna Frilling, left, 7, and her brother Jackson Frilling, 10, both of Fort Loramie, children of Adam and Jessica Frilling, scramble for candy at the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.

Rev. Rick Nieberding was the grand marshall of the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.

Miss Oktoberfest and Little Miss Oktoberfest wave to the crowd with runner-ups in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.

The Minster High School marching band performs in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.

Andrew Denton, 8, of Hamilton, son of David and Morgan Denton, plays “Mug Shuffle” at the Journeyman’s Sportsman Club booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.

Gwen Ley, of Celina, takes part in the beer tray relays at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100718OktoberFront.jpgGwen Ley, of Celina, takes part in the beer tray relays at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Trudy and Butch Caffal, left to right, both of Lewis Center, buy a cream puff from Teresa Fleckenstein, of Versailles, at the Sons of American Legion booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest10.jpgTrudy and Butch Caffal, left to right, both of Lewis Center, buy a cream puff from Teresa Fleckenstein, of Versailles, at the Sons of American Legion booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

M.J. Sommer, 1, holds the hand of her mother, Heather Sommer, both of Minster, at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. M.J. is also the daughter of Dane Sommer.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest12.jpgM.J. Sommer, 1, holds the hand of her mother, Heather Sommer, both of Minster, at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. M.J. is also the daughter of Dane Sommer.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kaycie Wissman, left, 17, daughter of Ted and Amy Wissman, and Kayla Ranly, 6, both of Minster, daughter of Justin and Jana Ranly. Wissman was crowned Miss Oktoberfest and Kayla was crowned Little Miss Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest11.jpgKaycie Wissman, left, 17, daughter of Ted and Amy Wissman, and Kayla Ranly, 6, both of Minster, daughter of Justin and Jana Ranly. Wissman was crowned Miss Oktoberfest and Kayla was crowned Little Miss Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Doing the chicken dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6, are Nora Beck, left, 2, of Springboro, daughter of Adam and Stephanie Beck, and Evelyn Ranly, 4, of Minster, daughter of Jennifer and Scott Ranly.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest13.jpgDoing the chicken dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6, are Nora Beck, left, 2, of Springboro, daughter of Adam and Stephanie Beck, and Evelyn Ranly, 4, of Minster, daughter of Jennifer and Scott Ranly. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Chuck Zell, of Arcanum, cooks blooming onions at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest14.jpgChuck Zell, of Arcanum, cooks blooming onions at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Gina Hemmelgarn, of Minster, competes in the beer tray relay at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest15.jpgGina Hemmelgarn, of Minster, competes in the beer tray relay at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Minster football players ride in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest2.jpgMinster football players ride in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jenna Frilling, left, 7, and her brother Jackson Frilling, 10, both of Fort Loramie, children of Adam and Jessica Frilling, scramble for candy at the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest3.jpgJenna Frilling, left, 7, and her brother Jackson Frilling, 10, both of Fort Loramie, children of Adam and Jessica Frilling, scramble for candy at the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Rev. Rick Nieberding was the grand marshall of the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest5.jpgRev. Rick Nieberding was the grand marshall of the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Miss Oktoberfest and Little Miss Oktoberfest wave to the crowd with runner-ups in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest4.jpgMiss Oktoberfest and Little Miss Oktoberfest wave to the crowd with runner-ups in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The Minster High School marching band performs in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest6.jpgThe Minster High School marching band performs in the 2018 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Sunday, Oct. 7. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Liz Schlater, of Centerville, looks at beer steins for sale as her son Elliott Schlater, 8 months, naps, at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Elliott is also the son of Jacob Schlater.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest7.jpgLiz Schlater, of Centerville, looks at beer steins for sale as her son Elliott Schlater, 8 months, naps, at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Elliott is also the son of Jacob Schlater.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Andrew Denton, 8, of Hamilton, son of David and Morgan Denton, plays “Mug Shuffle” at the Journeyman’s Sportsman Club booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest8.jpgAndrew Denton, 8, of Hamilton, son of David and Morgan Denton, plays “Mug Shuffle” at the Journeyman’s Sportsman Club booth at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sisters Katy Ruller, left, 4, and Samantha Ruller, 8, of Bluffton, children of Mike and Andrea Ruller, dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN100818Oktoberfest9.jpgSisters Katy Ruller, left, 4, and Samantha Ruller, 8, of Bluffton, children of Mike and Andrea Ruller, dance at Minster Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News