Oktoberfest 2018

This past weekend was OKTOBERFEST here in McKinney.

Some things you might not know about me…

*I LOVE a fair, carnival, or festival.

*I LOVE pretty much everything about it-the lights, the food, the music, the people.

*I’m sure there’s some funny meme about not riding something that’s put together in a day, BUT I also LOVE a carnival ride.  🙂

Needless to say, Oktoberfest is my kind of place.
We had a morning full of sports and hit up Oktoberfest around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Just in case you can’t tell, we were all five pretty excited about it.

First up, we hit up a game of washers.

This cutie and I watched.

RIDE TIME-Can you spot the two bigs?

Britty was so excited about watching them go around every time.  She has my reflexes though and by the time they were past her, then she’d wave!  She even attempted a thumbs up a few times.  It was sweet!

Bowen wasn’t so sure about the big rides.  He chose to sit and watch.

Please note Ebby Lee’s face…this ride was her favorite.

And who doesn’t LOVE a fun house?

This was more Bowen’s speed.  hahahaha!

Britt was right on the cut off of being too short…one guy let her on and the other two rides refused.  So, this was her moment of excitement!  She was a fan until they started going up and down…then she was ready to get off.

We found a cute little spot serving German food and I let the kiddos have a real Coke.  They were so pumped.  Until Britt dumped approximately 3/4 of Nixon’s on our pants.  It was everywhere!

I’m a HUGE fan of sauerkraut!  YES!  Britt and I shared this and oh my goodness…it was delicious!

Then the big three spent some time in the petting zoo.

There was a big turtle in there that kept messing with the pigs and the pigs were NOT happy about it.  Clearly, my kids enjoyed the drama.

Ebby Lee is a fan of a llama.

The boys attempted this game…can you tell they weren’t successful? 


Then we hit that point in the night where we were doing what we could to get rid of ALL THE TICKETS!

This girly’s so sweet.

The big kiddos all took a shot at seeing how strong they were.  Ebby Lee would sling the sledgehammer and then laugh out loud before hoisting it up again. 

Oh my goodness!  SO MUCH FUN!  Events like this are what make our big town feel much, much smaller than it really is.  And I absolutely love that.  

Happy October 1st, Everyone!

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  1. 10.1.18
    R's Rue said:
  2. 10.1.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    My absolutely FAVORITE thing about this post is Bowen's face after he and Nix lost. I laughed out loud.

  3. 10.1.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I'm so happy we ran into you guys out there!!! I love, love, love McKinney so much!! It was such a fun Oktoberfest!

  4. 10.1.18
    Anonymous said:

    What fun!! We missed Oktoberfest this year, so I loved seeing all your cute pics!! Britt’s face riding that ride is adorable! She was so proud!!

  5. 10.1.18
    Dustie Day said:

    Sauerkraut is my favorite! My husbands family makes homemade kraut….I will never eat the stuff from the store again. I should send you a jar 😉

  6. 10.1.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    What a fun Oktoberfest! Ours is not nearly that big but we should go! Happy October 1 🙂 xoxo Erin @ Simple Purposeful Living

  7. 10.1.18
    Jen said:

    Festivals, Fairs and carnivals all seem fun until I'm actually there. The finding a parking spot, crowded areas, HOT temperatures (Georgia), eating standing up trying to feed the kiddos. I have taken a break from them lol. I do enjoy a great German restaurant though 🙂

  8. 10.1.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    So much fun!! Cracking up at Nixon and Bowen with their little "prizes". hahahaha.
    That Inspired Chick

  9. 10.1.18
    Laurel said:

    I love the fair!! In the northwest, instead of “washers” we call it “Corn Hole” haha!

  10. 10.1.18
    Unknown said:

    October is the best! I just loved reading this post!


  11. 10.4.18
    Christy said:

    Where did you find the trick or treat shirt for boys? Cute!

  12. 10.4.18
    Christy said:

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  13. 10.9.18
    Kelsey Peacock said:

    What a fun family day!! I love a good festival 🙂