CADIZ – Fall is here, meaning it is almost time for the annual Oktoberfest event held on Oct. 2-3 and the Third Annual Lucas D. Sedgmer Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 3. Both big events will be held at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz.

Organizers of the Oktoberfest said there will be plenty of fun in store for participants with activities taking place in and around Wallace Lodge featuring a variety of food, craft vendors, games, entertainment, including a karaoke contest (new this year) and, of course, a beer garden as part of the German theme.

Sponsored by the Cadiz Business Association, last year’s gathering drew about 300 attendants, with even more expected this year. The festivities will run Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 740-491-1323 or 740-310-1886.

People are also stepping out to support the Third Annual Lucas D. Sedgmer Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 3. About 100 runners, walkers and little dashers are expected to participate in the event. Pre-registration packets may be picked up that day beginning at 10 a.m. behind Wallace Lodge and registration runs until 12:30 p.m.

Chairperson Kay Keyser Sedgmer said the course begins at Wallace Lodge and extends across the dam, out of the park to Belmont Technical College, back to the main entrance to the red barn and ending back at the lodge. Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit the Lucas D. Sedgmer Scholarship Fund. Keyser Sedgmer said 21 scholarships have been given since 2005 to honor her late son, Lucas. For more information, call 740-491-1371 or e-mail

See the full list of events and times in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.