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The 42 Annual Seymour Oktoberfest begins today and runs till Saturday.

The weekend will be filled with all kinds of events, rides, food and fun.

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This year’s carnival promises to be bigger and better than those in the past. The Seymour Oktoberfest committee has contracted with Luehrs’ Ideal Rides, a carnival that has been established for 56 years, to bring their rides and attractions to downtown.

Handicapped parking is available at the Lynn Hotel lot. A free shuttle run by members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s posse and donated by Deer Country Equipment is available for those parking at the high school. School is not in session on Friday.

The Shuttle runs from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight and Saturday from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. on Friday to the downtown area.

A flea market is operated by the First Methodist Church, at 3rd and Ewing Streets, and is open all three days from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Visitors from out-of-county should be sure to register at the Information Booth for the free $100 gas card drawing.