Oktoberfest is always an exciting time of year for me, what with my German heritage. Imagine my elation when I was notified of the one taking place in Colonial Beach on September 17th, 2011!
I'm so looking forward to this event, and I think it's cool that proceeds will benefit Autism Research.
Oktoberfest's origins date back to 1810 in Munich, Germany. It's a two-week long festival running from late September to the first weekend in October. One of the most famous events in Germany, it attracts more than 5 million people every year.
Official Oktoberfest Beer (brewed within the city limits of Munich) has a higher alcohol content and more sugar than regular beer. Millions of liters of this liquid are served, and traditional foods like Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Würstl (sausage) paired with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings) and Sauerkraut (cabbage) are eaten.
And here's some info on the Oktoberfest event that will be taking place in Colonial Beach this year:
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
High Tides Restaurant, 205 Taylor St.
11am until ?
$5 for adults, kids get in free
live music by 360 Band, The Ubangi's, and more!
benefits Autism Research
I might just wear my traditional German dirndl to this! One of these days, I will travel back to the "motherland" and attend the real thing in person.