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Karen Tiede of Britton, Mich., wears some beer-mug glasses at the German American Festival in Oregon, Ohio.

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Janelle Schaller of Perrysburg dances with her 15-month-old son James at the German American Festival.

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Jimi T Clown crowns Paul Jordan of Oregon with a balloon at the German American Festival.

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Allen Beck, left, John Griffith, center, and Christine Griffith of "Ein Prosit" German Band enjoy a glass of beer at the German American Festival in Oregon.

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Zach-Diekman-competes-in-Steinstossen

Defending champion Zach Diekman of Martin, Ohio, competes in the Steinstossen at the German American Festival. Contestants see who can throw a138 pound rock the farthest.

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Isaac Hubbard of Toledo competes in the Steinstossen at the German American Festival in Oregon, Ohio. Contestants see who can throw a138 pound rock the farthest.

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Dawn-and-Walter-Krupinsky-dance-a-polka

Dawn Krupinsky, left, and her husband Walter Krupinsky, right, from St. Clair Shores, Mich., dance a polka during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove on Sunday

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Dawn Krupinsky, left, and her husband Walter Krupinsky, right, from St. Clair Shores, Mich., dance a polka.

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Linda-Zunk-Kevin-Ruedy-make-german-potato-pancakes

Linda Zunk, left, and Kevin Ruedy, right, make authentic German potato pancakes during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove.

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German potato pancakes sizzle on the stove during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove on Sunday.

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Keith-Brintzenhoff-sells-hand-crafted-Cuckoo-clocks

Keith Brintzenhoff, from Black Forest Gifts, sells hand-crafted cuckoo clocks during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove on Sunday.

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Ornately decorated "Steins" for sale during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove.

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Terry Weaver, left, from Toledo, takes an order for beer from customer Joe Liebrecht, right, from Delphos during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove on Sunday.

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The garden is full of visitors during the German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove on Sunday.

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