OKTOBERFEST PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 1
Crank up the accordions and head on over to the Oktoberfest. The Shawnee German-American
Club’s 8th Annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Friday October 1, 2010 at the
Shawnee Civic Center located at 13817 Johnson Drive. The celebration will run from
5:30 PM until 11:00 PM and feature the Ed Grisnik Polka Band, a German polka dance band.
The Ed Grisnik Polka Band has been performing in and around Kansas City area for parties
and events for many years. The Blautaler Schuhplattler dancers of Kansas City will also be
performing. This authentic Bavarian Dance Troup presents unique and energetic
entertainment in traditional German folk dance style. Outside the Brendan MacNaughton
band will be performing. Brendan blends flawlessly his well crafted original material
with heartfelt renditions of Classic Rock, Blues, Reggae and to the bone versions of
Johnny Cash classics.
Shawnee’s Oktoberfest is intended for the whole family and includes games for the children,
Wonderscope, and a “moonwalk”. The celebration will also include German food and
beverages and a raffle with multiple prizes to benefit a local charity. All events are
open to the public, with free admission.