Oktoberfest is held on Alden in order to promote the local businesses who well be setting up outside their stores or featuring specials inside, with those located off Alden setting up in the grassy mall area.
Other entrepreneurs who make jewelry, purses and quilted items enjoy the privilege to sell their projects. With fall in the air, even though it is hot, think ahead.
These vendors will have great items especially if you are the type to buy Christmas gifts early. You can’t go wrong at Oktoberfest October 5 and 6.
Members of the local clergy will be blessing your animals at the kiosk in the Railway Park on Sat. from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All animals must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. Parking for the blessing will be behind the Retail Center following the paths set aside for entering and exiting without going anywhere near the cars.
Pinal County Animal Control will be on hand with animals that have been neutered, spayed, vaccinated and have microchips all for an adoption fee of $65 on up to $150.
The Street Fair opens at 12:00 p.m. Fri. Oct 5. Join Neal Wood, Charlie Poarch, Jack Carrell and Dave Davenport at 4:30 p.m. as they entertain you for your dining pleasure.
Enjoy the Ray vs. Valley Union football game and return Saturday morning to check out the cars so lovingly presented by their owners. Booths open Sat. at 9:00 a.m.
Drawings There will be drawings all day long at the Apache Gold Stage. Children’s activities will start at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Pinal County building with crafts, games, karaoke and the ever-popular dance party.
Firemen and Emergency Care Chili Cook Off will take place in front of the Fire Station at 11:00 a.m. Support these groups by tasting their chili and putting your donation in the boot by their tent. Remember that the next week honors the work of all Firemen and they will have a special event at the Fire Station the following Tues.
If people tell you that your salsa is the best in the area, then this is the time to give it a test and enter the salsa contest. Rules can be picked up at the Chamber office. After the Car Show awards have been presented, gather for the Hot Dog Eating Contest. All ages are encouraged to enter. It is an event that is fun to watch.
The Chamber office for the weekend will be at the Copper Corridor Trailer, which features all of the towns in the Copper Corridor. Drop by and view the pictures featuring our area. You may drop by photos that we can feature during the weekend event.
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