WINONA LAKE – The Village at Winona will hold Oktoberfest Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nick Hauck, managing director of The Village at Winona, said while the Ride & Run Trail Fundraiser has been going on since 2010, the village has been putting on Oktoberfest for approximately the past five years.

There are several benefits to the festival, Hauck said.

“It’s a good fall activity.  The Village does about 20 events a year and Oktoberfest is The Village’s fall event.

“It’s always a great way to bring the community together,” he said.

There are about 10 different events that run throughout the day Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

Events include a Porsche Show starting at 11 a.m. along Canal Street, kids activities with Spoonful of Imagination located at Center Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and train rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Homemade streusel contest food drop offs will start at 11 a.m. at the activity tent with contest judging to start at noon.

There also will be cider press demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with demonstrations at the top of every hour, Hauck said.

There will also be a scarecrow competition between the stores, where each shop will have a scarecrow and event-goers will be able to vote on the scarecrow they like the best, he said.

Food service at The Garden begins at 4 p.m. and there is live music from 7 to 9 p.m.

Race registration and check-ins for the 60-minute ride/run trail fundraiser starts at 2:30 p.m. with the race beginning at 3 p.m.

Hauck said the registration fee for the ride/run is $20 and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Winona trails.