The 31st annual Oktoberfest in New Ulm continues this weekend with events taking place at the Holiday Inn, downtown New Ulm, the August Schell Brewery, and elsewhere around the community. The festivities at the Holiday Inn kick off the second weekend of Oktoberfest at 6 o’clock this (FRI) evening, and continue from Noon to Midnight on Saturday. The Holiday Inn’s Pam Kirby says that those attending are welcome to enjoy all of the weekend’s festivities, and can come and go as they please at the Holiday Inn with a wristband. The Oktoberfest activities in downtown New Ulm take place from 11 to 5 on Saturday outside the chamber of commerce office on Center Street, although many of the family-friendly Oktoberfest activities downtown will be moved into the Marktplatz Mall due to the chance of rain. The Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery is from 11 to 5 on Saturday as well. A full list of activities around the area can be found at www.newulmoktoberfest.com. KNUJ will be broadcasting from the various Oktoberfest festivities throughout the weekend as well.