Annual Oktoberfest celebration back in downtown Wheatland

Last year, due to COVID, the Platte County Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest was canceled in downtown Wheatland. The community came together to keep the tradition alive and gathered at Rafter MB quarter horses arena and event center and Arena BBQ. Entertainer Bradley Matthews entertained the crowd while Myrle and Birgit Ingle hosted the event.

WHEATLAND – COVID restrictions last year caused the Platte County Chamber of Commerce to make a tough decision in canceling their annual downtown Oktoberfest celebration.

The community gathered together with the invitation of Myrle and Birgit Ingle, owners of Rafter MB Quarter Horses Arena and Event Center and Arena BBQ. The Ingles utilized the indoor arena space for vendors to put up booths and they even pulled in a flatbed trailer so that people could enjoy entertainment and dancing. About 500 people showed up shook their fists at the pandemic.

This year Oktoberfest has the green light and the PCCC has many plans to turn the downtown area into a celebration of harvest, community and family. The event will take place this coming Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5 – 8 p.m.

It is being billed by the Chamber as an evening of fun, food, beer, music and shopping. Over 25 vendors will transform Wheatland’s historic downtown into a mini-German village. Some of the vendors include Chugwater Chili, Arena BBQ, 2 Boutique trailers, Philly’s and Cream, the World Needs More Cowboy’s Bar.

Impact Ministries will have the Ninja Warrior Course set up and Justin Herdt will be providing the music with DJ Magik. In addition there will be a barrel train provided for the kids which is also called “the Wyoming monorail.”

If you have any questions concerning this event, please contact Shawna Reichert at the Platte County Chamber of Commerce at: 307-322-2322.

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