Oktoberfest evokes colorful fun from residents

When it comes to fun for kids at Oktoberfest, there’s more than carnival rides, hot dogs and funnel cake.

One Chamber Square at St. Louis Avenue and Chestnut Street has been transformed into Kinderplatz Nummer Ein, or One Kids’ Square, for the duration of Oktoberfest.

Storytelling, arts and crafts are activities.

This year, operation of One Kids’ Square has been taken over by Southern Indiana Center for the Arts and Jackson County Public Library.

The arts center will have pumpkin and trash bin painting for children throughout the festival while also hosting a coloring contest for children ages 10 and younger.

The library will have regular storytelling times while also making bookmarks with thumbprint pumpkins.

It’s a wonderful way for kids to have fun while also promoting recognition of the arts, Kay Fox, an instructor at Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, said Thursday.

“I think it’s a great thing,” she added.

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