Germany's traditional Oktoberfest celebration has spread worldwide with events happening from this week until early next month. Chatham is no different. The Chatham Jaycees host their traditional(ish) celebration in the village for a 10th year this Saturday. On tap this year are German food, beer and music as well as more than 25 vendors, a kids' activity area, wiener dog races, sausage toss, stein hoist, keg toss, ax throwing and more. Oh, and we can't forget the ceremonial tapping of the keg at noon! The Waterloo German Band plays from noon to 4 p.m. with Menace to Sobriety from 6 to 9 p.m. The Jaycees expect to serve more than 1,000 people at the event, which is worked 100 percent by volunteers. All proceeds help the group's community programs such as Clothes For Kids and annual scholarships. For more details, including how to enter your dogs in the wiener dog races, see the event's Facebook page.
Chatham Jaycees Oktoberfest
Sept. 30, 11am-9pm
Veterans Memorial Square, 101 N. Main St., Chatham
Free entry, parking
See the Facebook page for more info