Oktoberfest occupies McKinney


Ben Prengler

Oktoberfest continues the Saturday in McKinney.

Will Anderson, Staff Reporter

A scaled down version of the world’s biggest fair will take over part of downtown McKinney beginning at 4 p.m. Friday.  Oktoberfest, held in Munich, Germany is attended by more than 6 million people every year but McKinney’s version will be much smaller, covering a total of 14 blocks instead of its former four blocks.

“More space means more room to explore downtown, and more space for everyone to gather with friends and enjoy the entire Oktoberfest,” city spokeswoman Anna Clark said in an interview with Star Local News.

With weekend crowds in excess of 30,000 people expected, there will be plenty of space for people to check out features such as a rock climbing wall, barrell races and a petting zoo.

The McKinney Oktoberfest continues Saturday.