Minster is a small village located approximately one hour north of Dayton. Every year, their Oktoberfest weekend attracts a crowd roughly three times the size of its population of near 3,000.
Minster Oktoberfest was born in the 1970s by two community-service organizations, the Kiwanis and Jaycees, seeking a fund-raiser.
The festival is famous for its community feel and fun and games, including beer relay races, a jug hoist contest, a 10K race, car show, pageants, parade and the beer and food.
Organizers of Minster Oktoberfest announced this year's festival, scheduled for the first weekend in October, has been canceled amid coronavirus safety concerns. CONTRIBUTED