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Freudenfest to bring thousands to Oldenburg this weekend

The festival attracts thousands including Indiana's governor

(OLDENBURG, Ind.) -- Thousands of people will travel to the small town of Oldenburg for one of the largest German festivals in the Midwest this weekend.


Freudenfest starts at 5 p.m. Friday and takes place all day Saturday.


Festival-goers can enjoy the chicken dance, tossing a naked chicken, watching the Dachshunds race, or simply, meeting up with an old friend.


There are also tons of family activities and of course, German beer.


Oldenburg has a population of 700 people but Freudenfest attracts more than 10,000 to the Franklin County town each July.


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