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.