Everything from brats and sausages to beer, carnival and monument dedication

A three-day Oktoberfest celebration is coming to Taft, October 21-23, 2011.
There will be food vendors selling German food including brats, sauerkraut, and sausages as well as other local food favorites.
A beer garden with several microbreweries and a full bar will be set up along the Rails to Trails stage area with live entertainment all weekend.
Located along the Rails to Trails down to 5th Street Plaza, a craft and vendor faire, bounce houses, a large carnival, and games are some of the activities for this weekend event.
Kicking off the festival, a carnival opens Thursday, October 20 and runs until Sunday, October 23.  You can buy presale booklets of tickets for $15 for 25 tickets.  Tickets can be redeemed at the carnival, Thursday-Sunday and are good on all of the rides.  One ticket booklet can be redeemed for a wristband on Thursday night for unlimited rides 5 to 10 p.m. only.
You can purchase tickets at the Taft Chamber of Commerce, Hayden’s Hope, Personal Style, State Farm Julie Franks, Ten Percent Firearms, Westside Furniture and the Westside Recreation.  
On Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m., the public is invited to the dedication of  the newest bronze sculptures to the Taft Oilworker Monument.
Sculptor Benjamin Victor will be here to unveil the woman and son figures that are being added to the monument.  There is no charge for the dedication and a luncheon at the Taft Petroleum Club will follow.  Tickets for the luncheon may be purchased at the Taft Chamber.
For information about the event or to become a vendor for Oktoberfest, stop by 400 Kern Street, Taft, or email shannon.taftchamber@gmail.com, or call 765-2165.