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30th Oktoberfest to bring fall family fun

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Wilson Bank & Trust will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oktoberfest on Oct. 21-22 with plenty of options for family fun.

On Oct. 21, a new event space on the bank’s west lawn in front of the Mitchell House will allow for an expanded selection of craft vendors, concessions and children’s activities, including a children’s building class with Home Depot from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and a video gaming truck from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Oct. 22 will bring the Oktoberfest Antique Car Show, which annually serves as one of the largest classic automobile displays in Middle Tennessee. All weekend, the event will offer attractions for all ages, from inflatables and merchandise vendors to live entertainment and contests for quilts and photography.  

Special additions in celebration of Wilson Bank & Trust’s 30th anniversary will include a 1980s theme at all bank booths and the return of a hometown holidays display inside the bank. As part of the bank’s anniversary giving campaign, a portion of every car show registration fee will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. 

Ken Beck, author of the new local history fact book, “Wonders of Wilson County,” will be on site for a book signing. Copies of the book will also be available to be purchased at the event.

Admission to Oktoberfest is free, though tickets or entry fees apply to some activities. All activities will take place at the Wilson Bank & Trust main office at 623 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Event hours will be Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Wilson Bank & Trust, a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is an independent, locally owned bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting. One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, the bank currently operates 25 full-service offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.

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