Denny Krause of Oklahoma City samples one of the numerous German beers available at this year's Oktoberfest in Choctaw on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2013. Krause came to the festival with his wife and daughter and a number of friends. He said he's been coming to them for at least four years, beginning not too long after he moved here. He said he particularly looks forward to the flavors of the German beers and to the lively German music. Krause is wearing a shirt and hat he bought in Munich in 1998 when he visited his daughter there and attendedGermany's legendary Oktoberfest. Old Germany Restaurant, the city of Choctaw and the Choctaw Chamber of Commerce again combine efforts to to host the nine-day Oktoberfest, one of the largest German festivals in the state. The annual event is in its 23rd year and is held in Choctaw Creek Park under large tents and a pavilion. The festival features German food, beer, wine, and bands playing German music. There is enough seating for 2000 people and organizers said they expect to entertain and feed close to 55,000 guests this year. Access to the 160-acre park is on Harper Road, between NE 23rd Street and NE 10th Street. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman. The Oklahoma Baptist University football team took to the field on the school's Shawnee campus for the first time in more than seven decades when they hosted the Southwestern College(Kansas) Moundbuilders at Bison Field in the Eddie Hurt Athletyic Center on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The Bison team was defeated today, 26-22. Prior to the 2013 season opener, the Bison football team played their last game in 1940. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.