Oktoberfest Celebrates 33 Years of Texas Gemütlichkeit
For Immediate Release
For more information or photos email Event Coordinator: Debbie Farquhar-Garner
Oompah at its Best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of “prosit!” once again herald the arrival of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, October 4 - 6, 2013. For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, celebrating its 33rd year of Texas gemütlichkeit (cosiness)!
Oktoberfest is growing; we have added two new-tented areas with lots more seating. Strassen Zelt (Street Tent) is located on Adams Street. Strassen Zelt area will have a souvenir booth, plenty of seating under a huge colorful tent, domino tournament on Sunday plus more fun over the three days.
Adding more to our fun, there will be an OktubaFest on Friday afternoon, we invite any and all tuba and euphonium players to participate. Saturday morning, join us for our “Chicken Dance On Main Street in front of the Square”. Registration will begin at 9:00 AM, and the first 330 registrants will receive a special surprise. Chicken Dancing starts at 9:30 AM sharp. On Sunday, the 42 (dominoes) tournament begins at 1:00 PM in Strassen Zelt, as well as sing-a-longs in the Main Street Musik Zelt.
Three covered stages host a continuous parade of entertainers. The focus is the German favorites of oompah, polka, and waltzing, with exhibitions, contests, and plenty of opportunities for dancing - including the irresistible “Chicken Dance!”
Oktoberfest attracts many visitors just for the shopping opportunities. Over 45-juried artisans from across the state fill two big tents, offering their best arts and collectibles. In yet another tent, a select group of hill country artists will be selling their fine art to the public in a rare showing. Many find it the ideal opportunity to start their holiday shopping with many unique, handmade gift items.
Of course the best part of any celebration in Fredericksburg is the hearty menu of delicious German and Mexican-American foods. Over a dozen vendors will be sizzling up fajitas, tacos, burgers and fries, as well as a variety of sausage on a stick and plates with kraut, Cajun goodies, strudel, plus other scrumptious surprises. Adventurous tasters can sample over 50 varieties of American, Texan and imported beers.
Oktoberfest is great fun for the youngsters as well. Kids can play to their heart’s content on the Bungee Jump, Super slide, and other fun games and activities.
Since its inception in 1981, Oktoberfest has been sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. Community volunteers provide the labor, and all funds are used for student scholarships and to support the local arts.
Oktoberfest hours are 6:00 PM to midnight Friday, 10:00 AM to midnight Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday.
More information on Oktoberfest and Fredericksburg is available by contacting Oktoberfest, PO Box 222, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, by calling 830-997-4810, or at www.oktoberfestinfbg.com.
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Fest Office • 703 North Llano • Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 830-997-4810 • email@example.com • www.oktoberfestinfbg.com
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For more information on OKTOBERFEST, write to us at PO Box 222, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, call 830-997-4810 or e-mail us.