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Lincolnville's Octoberfest goes hillbilly

Staff writer

Octoberfest is a German tradition, but it will get a hillbilly twist for Lincolnville’s 38th annual Octoberfest on Oct. 4.

Hillbilly golf is a new addition to the festival. It is played using bolas tossed at ladders with three rungs. A bola is a two-foot-long rope with golf-ball-sized balls attached to each end.

Participants will be grouped into teams, and points will be scored according to which rung a bola wraps around.

At 10 a.m., Octoberfest princes and princesses of several age levels will be announced and crowned at the stage in the park. Selections will be based on winners of a coloring contest. They will ride on a train in the 11 a.m. parade.

The parade will be on Main Street, but other activities will be in the park. Children’s activities will include pumpkin decorating, train rides, and inflatables.

The day will begin with a fun run at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the community building.

Magician Eric Vaughn, Alex Stuchlik Polka Band, a bluegrass guitarist, and a Lincolnville Idol contest will provide afternoon entertainment.

Door prizes will be given away each hour. A medallion hunt will begin at noon, with new clues announced every hour.

A Blue Rock shotgun shoot will take place during the afternoon on the north edge of Lincolnville. Prizes will be awarded.

The beer garden at the community building will open at 6 p.m. The evening dance will feature the Tanner Dirks Band of Manhattan and will end at midnight.

Last modified Sept. 18, 2014

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