Oktoberfest livens downtown Dillon on Saturday


The Beaverhead Business Builders and friends will stage the fifth annual Oktoberfest in downtown Dillon on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will feature over 20 vendors, entertainment, sidewalk sales, food and games for the kids.

“It is amazing what we have happening,” said Debbie Sporich, spokesperson for BBB.  “I think it is going to be the biggest one ever.”

The fun kicks off Saturday morning with the CASA 5K run, a fundraiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates.  The run will start in front of the Pink Coconut on Bannack Street.  Registration is at 9:45 a.m. and the fee is $20.

The intersection of Idaho Street and Bannack Street is the center of the event, with the streets closed in that area.  The entertainment and contests will be held in the center hub of the Oktoberfest.

There will be a bevy of activities for the kids, including dummy roping, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, stomp rockets, and a “Minute to Win It” contest.  Folks will be given one minute to perform various tasks.  If completed in the allotted time, a prize will be awarded.

There will also be hula hooping, coloring and a cake walk.  At 1 p.m. officials from various entities will battle in the pie eating contest.  Two representatives each from the City of Dillon, Beaverhead County, sheriff’s office, police department and fire department, will gobble down pie for bragging rights.  Police officer Jeremy Alvarez reigns as the 2012 champion.