Oktoberfest festivities, food, fun takes off today in Seymour

The 48th annual Seymour Oktoberfest gets into full swing today with music, crafts, food, carnival rides and other activities in the downtown area.

Entertainment today on the north stage includes the Seymour High School band at 4:45 p.m., opening ceremonies at 5:30 p.m., Southern Indiana Taiko show and workshop at 6 p.m. and Killin’ Smalls band from 8 to 10 p.m. Other entertainment includes cloggers, bluegrass, stilt walking and Schulhaus 4+3 German Band playing on the German American Bank Stage from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The carnival is open from 5 to 11 p.m. today and ride bracelets can be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour on O’Brien Street.

Seymour Oktoberfest runs from 11 to 11 each day through Saturday.