Oktoberfest is almost here. The event starts this Friday at the Old Elementary School and runs through Saturday. Expect to see local vendors with handmade and retail items, food vendors, live music, the candy cornhole tournament and the art walk. There will be the ever popular bounce house for kids on Saturday. The Festival hours are Friday, October 1st, between 12pm-6pm and Saturday, October 2nd, between 8am-3pm at The Old Elementary School located at 504 N Van Buren Street in Carthage. All events are open to the public.