Oktoberfest trivia and Animal Blessings

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Just a bit of trivia for those who are new to the community, Oktoberfest began as an arts and crafts fair with the Gold Wings motorcycle group the original sponsors in the early 1970’s according to the Late Lyman Radcliff.

Through the years Oktoberfest has been held at Hubbard Park, the former swimming pool now Teen Center, Community Center and mall area on Alden Street. Local crafters have gathered throughout the years to have a chance to sell their handmade articles.

At some point in the later 1990’s the Chamber took over the Saturday festivities. At the same time Virgil Thompson was sponsoring a very successful Car Show and as a Chamber Board member he suggested that the two events combine as one weekend activity and the rest is history.

The theme ‘A Blast from the Past’ was suggested by Dennis Sartor when he took over in 2006.

New to Oktoberfest this year is ‘The Blessing of the Animals’. Every year around the nation, pets are blessed on Oct. 4, which is St. Francis of Assisi Day.

Since this special day is the same week as Oktoberfest, the Blessings will take place on Sat., Oct 6 at the kiosk by the caboose in the Railway Park. St. Francis was known for the love of animals of all types. His statue appears in many gardens.

According to Kevin Mackin, a Franciscan Friar, “Every creature is important; the love we give to a pet and receive from a pet can draw us more deeply into a larger circle of love.”

This is a non-denominational ceremony; all animals must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. The Pinal County Animal Control Unit will be on hand to assist. By next week, we will know if they will be bringing animals that can be adopted for a small fee.

This event is not limited to children and their pets, adults are welcome to bring their pets also between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Sat., Oct 6.

Food and merchandise booths will be in the mall area of Alden Street on Friday and Saturday with games and dance party for the children on Saturday. Get your favorite salsa ready for judging on Saturday.

After the Car Show gear your appetite for the Hot Dog Eating contest which ends the Oktoberfest activities.

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com 

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Suspect Arrested for Marijuana Grow in Oracle

    April 23rd, 2015
    by

    On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 4:07 p.m. citizens from the Neighborhood Watch Program in Oracle reported suspicious activity at […]


    Head Start celebrates Week of the Young Child with field trips, father-kid activity

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Superior – According to Teresita Olmos, April has been a great month at Superior Head Start, with the students learning a little something about the joys of springtime growth and renewal.


    Panthers pick up much needed win versus Miners

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun After losing four-straight games, the 10th-ranked Panthers’ baseball team was in desperate need of win heading into last Friday’s game against the eighth-ranked San Manuel Miners.


    Lady Panthers hold off fourth-ranked Miners

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun After suffering a loss at fourth-ranked San Manuel earlier last week, the sixth-ranked Lady Panthers returned the favor in an 8 – 7 victory against the defending back-to-back


  • Stories Just For You

    Valentine’s month ‘Hearts Rock’ photography at the Arboretum

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    February is a special month for lovers, including lovers of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA). In celebration of this special […]


    Batter up for the 2014 Little League season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Superior Little League Board of directors are gearing up for another community tradition and that is Little League Baseball/Softball. […]


    Need a ride? New service available in Superior

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Superior – There is a new business in the town of Superior, and it is taking everyone, including the Superior […]


    Superior Police Report

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather