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Steeleville Oktoberfest a success, fer sure!

  • Crowds braved the rain to get a spot for the Steeleville Jaycees' Oktoberfest parade on Oct. 12.

    Crowds braved the rain to get a spot for the Steeleville Jaycees' Oktoberfest parade on Oct. 12.

  • The First State Bank of Campbell Hill's float had a "Cheers" theme at the Oktoberfest parade,

    The First State Bank of Campbell Hill's float had a "Cheers" theme at the Oktoberfest parade,

  • First National Bank of Steeleville's float took on a "Ghostbusters' theme at the Oktoberfest parade.

    First National Bank of Steeleville's float took on a "Ghostbusters' theme at the Oktoberfest parade.

  • A Dalmatian waves to the crowd at the parade.

    A Dalmatian waves to the crowd at the parade.

  • The First State Bank of Campbell Hill's float, above, had a "Cheers" theme at the Oktoberfest parade, Parade Marshall Glenn Ray Gerlach, right,  waves to the crowd at the parade.

    The First State Bank of Campbell Hill's float, above, had a "Cheers" theme at the Oktoberfest parade, Parade Marshall Glenn Ray Gerlach, right, waves to the crowd at the parade.

  • Island Breeze Salon float provided a musical flair during the parade.

    Island Breeze Salon float provided a musical flair during the parade.

  • Retiring 2017 Little Mr. Oktoberfest Jackson Conway and Little Miss Hensley Bainter, contestant Adison Harber, and the 2018 Little Miss Oktoberfest Mi'Amore Gordon

    Retiring 2017 Little Mr. Oktoberfest Jackson Conway and Little Miss Hensley Bainter, contestant Adison Harber, and the 2018 Little Miss Oktoberfest Mi'Amore Gordon

  • A group performs as the Village People during the Jaycees Oktoberfest annual Variety Show.

    A group performs as the Village People during the Jaycees Oktoberfest annual Variety Show.

  • The Village People performers encourage the audience to clap along during the Jaycees Oktoberfest annual Variety Show,

    The Village People performers encourage the audience to clap along during the Jaycees Oktoberfest annual Variety Show,

  • And they're off! The dogs take to the track for the first Dachshund Derby during the Jaycees' Oktoberfest.

    And they're off! The dogs take to the track for the first Dachshund Derby during the Jaycees' Oktoberfest.

  • Winners of the first Dachshund Derby competition are, from left, Sadee, owned by Ora Jackson, took second place; Ernie, owned by Jeff, Emma and Reese Mulholland, was first; and Dottie, owned by Denise Pankey, placed third.

    Winners of the first Dachshund Derby competition are, from left, Sadee, owned by Ora Jackson, took second place; Ernie, owned by Jeff, Emma and Reese Mulholland, was first; and Dottie, owned by Denise Pankey, placed third.

  • Craft fair vendors sell their wares at the fair on city hall property.

    Craft fair vendors sell their wares at the fair on city hall property.

  • The Robinson family chainsaw wood carving sculpturers of Missouri work on carvings at the Steeleville Oktoberfest. A new attraction this year, the Robinsons are the only family in the nation that does this form of wood art as a family.

    The Robinson family chainsaw wood carving sculpturers of Missouri work on carvings at the Steeleville Oktoberfest. A new attraction this year, the Robinsons are the only family in the nation that does this form of wood art as a family.

  • 2018 Little Miss Oktoberfest Mi'Amore Gorden

    2018 Little Miss Oktoberfest Mi'Amore Gorden

 
updated: 10/16/2018 4:54 PM

There may have been some rain on the scarecrow, but "I Love A Rainy Night" was a more appropriate mood for Steeleville as people came out to participate and enjoy the 36th annual Steeleville Jaycee Oktoberfest on Oct. 12-13.

Crowds braved the rain to watch the annual Oktoberfest parade Oct. 12, with this year's theme "A Totally Radical 80s Oktoberfest." Floats and participants were decked out as popular 80s pop culture

In addition to the parade, festgoers enjoyed a variety show, street dancing, a craft fair, wood carving exhibitions and a number of family-friendly activities during the event.

New to the festival this year was the Dachshund Derby race, which was won by Ernie, owned by Jeff, Emma and Reese Mulholland.

The day was topped off with Mi'Amore Gorden being crowned Little Miss Oktoberfest, and ended with residents dancing in the streets to the popular regional band Johnny Rock-ITT,