GALLERY: Fall temperatures provide setting for Southlake's Oktoberfest

Kurt Schmidt talks to festival-goers about Schmidt Christmas Market at Oktoberfest on Oct. 17.
Kurt Schmidt talks to festival-goers about Schmidt Christmas Market at Oktoberfest on Oct. 17.

Kurt Schmidt talks to festival-goers about Schmidt Christmas Market at Oktoberfest on Oct. 17.

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Kaedyn Madins looks at kerchiefs at Oktoberfest on Oct. 17 in Southlake Town Square. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Belen Vezga purchases jewelry with her daughters, Vanessa and Mariana, at Oktoberfest. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Marek Eneti plays violin on the Polka Stage at Oktoberfest on Oct. 17 in Southlake Town Square. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Nathan Upadhyay and Mallory Laurant look at candles at Oktoberfest. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Arden Johnson hammers a belt at Oktoberfest on Oct. 17 in Southlake Town Square. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Elizabeth Symons looks at prints at Oktoberfest. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Trapper Bowman organizes the booth for his wife, Gloria, at Oktoberfest. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Southlake Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Oktoberfest at Southlake Town Square this past weekend, Oct. 15-17.

The 20th anniversary of the festival took place after the COVID-19 pandemic caused its cancellation in 2020. The weekend saw such activities as costume contests, a stein hoisting contest and the annual wiener dog race. Live entertainment featured headlining band The Molly Ringwalds, as well as other performers throughout the weekend.


Arts and crafts booths from local vendors were open throughout the event and organizers anticipated around 100,000 attendees, though an official attendance count is not yet available.

By Anjali Krishna



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