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article imageOktoberfest: Root Biergarten, brat eating, music and more Special

By Kay Mathews     Oct 4, 2010 in Lifestyle
Bentonville, AR - Oktoberfest was held at the downtown square and featured bratwurst eating and yodeling contests, medieval knight sword fighting demonstrations, live music, and much more.
First Friday Oktoberfest, hosted by Downtown Bentonville, Inc., was held October 1 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Huge crowds attended the family-friendly festival that featured something for everyone.
Earlier in the day, attendees were treated to music by Naturally Brass and the Bentonville High School Choir. A Community Chicken Dance was also held.
When DigitalJournal.com arrived on the scene during the evening session, the brat eating contest was just beginning in the PepsiCo Mug Root Biergarten. Six brave souls participated in a context to see who could eat four brats in the shortest amount of time.
Banner at the entry to the PepsiCo Mug Root Biergarten.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 1  2010.
Banner at the entry to the PepsiCo Mug Root Biergarten. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 1, 2010.
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Brat eating contest at Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Brat eating contest at Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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Guests at the Root Biergarten enjoyed watching the contest and being served luscious brats and mugs of root beer.
Spectactors watch the brat eating contestants.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 1  2010.
Spectactors watch the brat eating contestants. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 1, 2010.
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Fräulein serve mugs of root beer.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 1  2010.
Fräulein serve mugs of root beer. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 1, 2010.
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Brats with and without saurkraut.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 1  2010.
Brats with and without saurkraut. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 1, 2010.
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The brat eating contest was followed by a performance by the Chris Rybak Band. Chris Rybak, the “Accordion Cowboy,” his wife Edita and guitar-playing friend, James, performed “Rybak's eclectic mix of Cajun, country and Tex-Mex music with the traditional sounds of polka.”
Chris Rybak Band.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Chris Rybak Band. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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It did not take long for the sounds of polka to get dancers of all ages to their feet.
Polka dancing.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Polka dancing. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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Cowgirl dances to the music at Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Cowgirl dances to the music at Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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While touring the rest of the square, the sounds of battle could be heard. Medieval knights were competing in a sword fight (demonstration).
Medieval knights in a sword fight at Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Medieval knights in a sword fight at Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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Dozens of vendors had booths at the event including the Bentonville Park and Recreation Department, Girl Scouts, and the Bentonville Public Schools Foundation. There were also a number of activities especially for children including pony rides, inflatable slides, face painting, and a train ride.
Face painting at Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Face painting at Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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Children taking a train ride.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Children taking a train ride. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
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