Seymour embraces Oktoberfest with 'Homecoming’

The sounds of a German polka and the smells of bratwurst sizzling on the grill soon will fill the air in downtown Seymour.

It’s time once again for the city’s unofficial homecoming and biggest event of the year: Seymour Oktoberfest.

Celebrating 40 years, the festival will open its three-day run at 11 a.m. Thursday and wrap up at 11 p.m. Saturday.

Each day offers a variety of activities for residents and visitors, including a brat eating contest, baking contest, a beer garden, hot air balloon race, parade, polka and chicken dancing competitions, live music, carnival rides, a talent show, flea market and much more.

Admission to the Oktoberfest is free, and free parking and shuttle service will be available from the Seymour High School parking lot. There also is handicapped and motorcycle parking available downtown in the Lynn and Keach parking lots.

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