German music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s area and family fun.
Oktoberfest is a colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg, Texas’ German heritage. Oktoberfesthas become an annual tradition around the world. Oktoberfest is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages of continuous oompah music, art & crafts, Children’s fun area ~ Kinder Park, a German Bier Tent, and Oktoberfest Vineyard area, Chicken Dance Around the Square, Domino Tournament, delicious food and lots of cold drinks … all weekend long!
Oompah at its best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of prosit once again herald the arrival of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, September 30, October 1, & 2, 2011. For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, celebrating its 31 years of Texas gemütlichkeit gather!
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!” Bands scheduled to perform this year include the Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Oma & The Oompahs, The Tuba Meisters, the Fredericksburg Filharmonic, the Polkamatics, Havlak-Batla Polka Time Band, The Sound Connection, Rajah Khan, Shirley Johnson, Herschel Moody, Czech & Then Some, Ed Kadlecek & The Fun Bunch, the Arion Maennerchor, the Band Aids Jazz Band, Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, Janak’s Polka Band, the Swingin’ Dutchmen, Boerne Village Ensemble, the Walburg Boys, Ennis Czech Boys, The Boerne Village Band, San Antonio Combo and the Seven Dutchmen. Also on hand to entertain the crowds will be the Czech Folk Dancers of West, and the Cadence Cloggers.
Of course the best 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 30 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, Jumping Castle, and other fun games and activities right on the grounds.
Concerts in the Park
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