Enjoying Oktoberfest

Above: Shelly Heiderscheidt, Lisa Pelzel, Deanna Johnson and Judy Hose enjoy a cold one at the downtown Oktoberfest celebration.
Nick Stadick plays the concertina as part of the Stadick family float in Germany Heritage Parade.
Below: Michael and Christina Koester danced together down Minnesota Street during the Okterberfest parade.
Hermann the German serves as Royal Guard for Miss New Ulm Karlie Gieseke (center) and Princesses Abigail Allen (left) and Madison Portner (right).
Above: The Bockfest Boys were the opening act on Center Street, with Smiley Wiltscheck on concertina.
Daisy the Dalmation was spotted donning a dirdle during Oktoberfest. This delightful dog belongs to Franz Marti. Franz was wearing a matching outfit.
Ericka Todd (left) Jackie Confer (center) and Leah Bittner (right) stand on the winners pedestal after winning the first afternoon Grape Stomp at Morgan Creek Vineyard. The women were part of the team “Delicious Squishies.”
Schell’s beer flowed to the the Oktoberfest crowds. The beer helped the crowd fight the chilly autumn weather.