SIDNEY, NE — We now know all the events that will be part of Sidney's 2021 Oktoberfest. 

The festival kicks off Friday, October 1, with the Oktoberfest Market from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A crafts fair will take place at the same time. 

The annual celebration is making its return to Sidney after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The opening ceremony, complete with the annual tapping of the keg, is set for noon on Friday with continuous entertainment to follow until midnight. 

Saturday, things get started with the SRMC Oktoberfest Run at 7:30 a.m. The Oktoberfest Parade is set for 10 a.m. Again, there will be ongoing free entertainment at the Oktoberfest tent at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds from noon to midnight.Other events such as the Cruisin' Class Car Show, horseshoe tournament and a watch party for the Husker football game will take place Saturday as well. 

Oktoberfest wraps up Sunday with the crafts fair, market and a church service in the morning and wiener dog races in the afternoon. 

A full schedule of events and entertainment acts are listed below: 

Schedule of Events:

Friday Oct. 1

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Oktoberfest Market and Crafts Fair at Fairgrounds

Noon - Opening Ceremony and Dedication at the Oktoberfest Tent at Fairgrounds

Noon to Midnight - Free entertainment at Oktoberfest Tent (see schedule below)

Saturday Oct. 2

7:30 a.m. - SRMC Oktoberfest Run starts at Cheyenne County Community Center

10:00 a.m. - Oktoberfest Parade in Downtown Sidney

10:00 a.m. - Four Person Golf Scramble at Hillside Golf Course

10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Oktoberfest Market and Crafts Fair

Noon to 4 p.m. - 34th Annual Cruisin' Class Car Show in Legion Park

Noon to Midnight - Free entertainment at Oktoberfest Tent (see schedule below)

12:30 p.m. - Horseshoes Doubles tournament at Legion Park pits

5:30 p.m. - Husker game televised at the Oktoberfest Tent

Sunday Oct. 3 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Oktoberfest Market and Crafts Fair

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Lunch in the Oktoberfest Tent

11:30 to Noon - Church Service in the tent

12:30 p.m. - Horseshoes Singles tournament at Legion Park pits

1:00 p.m. Wiener Dog Races at Fairgrounds Pavillion

Entertainment Schedule: 

Friday Oct. 1 

Noon to 12:15 - Opening Ceremony (Chris Gabis - Master of Ceremonies)

12:15-12:45 - Sidney State of Mind

12:45-1:15 - Sidney High Advanced Vocal

1:30-2:00 - Sidney High Combo

2:00-2:15 - Sidney High Cheer Team

2:15-2:45 - Potter-Dix Junior and Senior Choirs

2:45-3:10 - Sidney High Danz Team

3:15-3:45 - Just for Kix Dance - Varsity Team

4:00-5:45 - Roger Dodger (Classic Rock n' Roll)

6:00-6:45 - Chadron State Jazz Band

7:00-7:45 - Princess Show feat. Disney Favorites

8:00-8:45 - Denver and District Pipe Band and Dancers

9:00-Midnight - Midnight Ryders (Country and More)

Saturday Oct. 2

10:00-Noon - Oktoberfest Parade

1:00-1:45 - Just for Kix 50's Rock n' Roll

1:50-2:00 - Creek Valley Dance Team

2:00-2:45 - Glayva (Irish and Scottish Dancers)

3:00-3:45 - Freddie Marquez (Country Favorites)

4:00-4:45 - Los Guadalupanos

5:00-6:45 - Big Red Party during Husker Game

7:00-7:45 - Princess Show feat. Disney Favorites

8:00-8:45 - Denver and District Pipe Band and Dancers

9:00-Midnight - Killigans (Folk-Punk)