Two big events are happening THIS WEEKEND in Marion!
Friday, Oct. 21st, 2022, is Oktoberfest in Downtown, Marion!
We’ve partnered with both Obi’s Barbecue (402 S. Washington St.) and Folkie’s Tavern (117 S. Branson St.) to bring you some fun German-inspired festivities with both locations featuring German food and drink specials and games with Champion Prize Baskets thanks to contributions from many businesses in and around downtown.
Obi’s will feature Jason Wells playing live music outside from 6 – 9pm, an Oktoberfest Selfie Station, and a Cornhole Tournament at 7pm outside for a Champion Prize Basket (please show up at 6:30 to sign up). Their German food special will be Smoked Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Dusseldorf Mustard, featuring local Bad Dad Brewing Co.‘s Oktoberfest beer. The dining and outdoor areas are family-friendly.
Folkie’s Tavern will feature their traditional “Starter Party” from 4 – 6pm with the weekly drawing at 6pm, a Stein-Holding Competition from 5:30 – 7 for a Champion Prize Basket, and extra ‘giant’ games. Their German food special will be Bratwurst and Sauerkraut with Fried Potatoes, featuring Oktoberfest on tap. This is a 21+ location inside with a family-friendly patio.
This event is sponsored in large part by Peerless Printing and Office Supplies.
Champion Prize Baskets are valued at over $200 each!
Jerry’s Leather and Shoe Hospital
Ashley’s Ice Cream & Café
The Jigsaw Junction
Marion Cycle Works
Sonny’s Crab Racing
Insurance Management Group
Northwest Bank, Downtown
Peerless Printing & Office Supplies
The City of Marion
Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 2022, is the Fall Fest in Matter Park!
From 4 – 7pm, join us at Shelter 5 near the bandshell for free carnival games, kids’ inflatables, s’mores, pumpkins, hayrides, big blue blocks, DJ music, and more! Come hungry to this event, too! Lots of food and dessert vendors will be there along with craft vendors. Come dressed to impress! There will be a Costume Contest for kids 13 and under, and 14 and over, with 3 winners in each category. Bring your furry friend and enter them into the Pet Costume Contest! Judging for all contests starts at 5pm.
Food Vendors: Twisted Sugar, Taco El Mezquite, Hale’s Kitchen, Crazy Munchies, Dolled Up Spuds, Hot Diggity Dog
Parking: Designated event parking is in the big field by the Matter Park softball diamonds.
Event Sponsors: Peerless Printing & Office Supplies; Bad Apple Graphics; Kingdom Roofing; First Option Trucking; Insurance Management Group; Grant Blackford Mental Health; Grant County Visitors Bureau; Susan Reece, Realtor; Above All Construction; Dollar General; Shirokai Martial Arts; Wonder Space
- Games sponsored by: Shirokai Martial Arts
- Hayride sponsored by: Karl & Deana Kitts
- Pumpkins & mums sponsored by: Kirkpatrick Farms
- Prizes sponsored by: Long John Silver’s, Wings Etc.