• Idell Looney, left, of Freder-icksburg gives a thumbs up while Chicken Dancing with Jessica Glaser of Midland on Saturday morning during the Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance held as part of the 37th Oktoberfest spon-sored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. While final numbers are still being tabulated, early estimates are that the event was up by at least five percent across the board. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
  • Creating a basket at her booth at Oktoberfest while shoppers looked around was Jackie Thomas of Baskets and More.
  • Oktoberfest volunteers An-nabel Wilkinson, left, and Ursula Worrell, were among those selling food and drink tickets over the week-end.
  • Shopping for a Dirndl at the Kuckucksnest booth on Friday night at Oktoberfest with the help of Bob Kager were Teresa Welgehausen, left, and Linda Eckhardt.
  • Watching and waiting — Avery Kaminsky, 4, of San Antonio played the “Wheel of Fortune” game in the children’s area at Oktober-fest over the weekend. Among the volunteers help-ing out was Jade Whiting.
  • Grilling more sausage on a stick for the thousands of hungry people attending Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday on Marktplatz were workers like Kaleb Lyons of Opa’s Smoked Meats.
  • Dressed in a Dirndl and sparkly shoes, Rylee Oborny of Clovis, New Mexico, was often out on the dance floor doing the polka, waltz and other pop-ular steps during the 37th Oktoberfest on Marktplatz. The almost four-year-old shares a hug with friend Gwen Petersen of Plant-ersville.

A toast to the 37th Oktoberfest

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