Monday , 23 April 2018

Weekend Buzz: Fall is Here, which means Oktoberfest and More

Your weekend entertainment options in McKinney, courtesy of the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau:

oktoberfest 092713Oktoberfest, McKinney-Style (Friday and Saturday): Festive polka music, wonderful Bavarian food and treats, weenie dog races, a Volkswagen car show and plenty of McKinney’s own Franconia beer all await visitors to the downtown square on Fridayand Saturday for McKinney’s annual Oktoberfest! All the scoop on the two-day event can be found on the McKinney Main Street website here. The specific links below will help you find details about the festival:

Traffic, Parking & Shuttle Information:

The downtown square will be closed off to thru-traffic beginning Fridaymorning and will open again late Saturday night after the festival site is cleared. Parking is available in the public lots on the outside perimeter of the square.

Shuttle service is available via TAPS Public Transportation:

Walk to End Alzeheimers and Free Pancake Breakfast (Saturday): Spoons Cafe is sponsoring an early morning walk to benefit Alzheimer’s support, care, andresearch, starting at 8 a.m.(Registration starts around 7:30 a.m. for those not already registered. (More about it HERE.)

Immediately following the walk, the folks at Spoons will also treat walkers and others on the square to a free pancake breakfast before Oktoberfest activities resume for the day. Bring the whole family for the walk (less than a 5K) and help raise money for this worthy cause!

The Texas War Machine (Ongoing): A new exhibit on display through mid-November at the Collin County Historical Society chronicles how World War II affected the people of Collin County Along with this educational exhibit, guests to the museum (300 E. Virginia) can also pick up a copy of the CCHS new book detailing how our women helped hold the country together.

maylee thomas bandLive Entertainment

Cadillac Pizza Pub: Hulagen (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
Hank’s: Whiskey Myers (Fri.); Brandon Jenkins (Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
 Melissa Medlock (Fri.); Jon Griffin (Sat.)

Grotto: Missing 3 (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (pictured, Sat.)
Landon Winery: Daniel Chrysler  (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Santa Fe Line (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Buzz Andrews Band (Fri.);  The Blue Moon Band (Sat.)
And Even More To Do …

High Noon on the Courthouse Lawn:

Free entertainment noon to 1 p.m.; downtown.This week: Oktoberfest!


 Farmers Market at Chestnut Square,
8 a.m.-noon. 315 S. Chestnut.


Free Wine Tastings: 2 and 4 p.m. at Mitas Hill Vineyard; 2005 Mitas Hill. 972-316-7991.
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