Hoist Your Stein At Oktoberfest!
Sep 28, 2018 01:52PM
● By Ashley Madonna
Shout “Prost!” (German for “Cheers!”), and raise your beer at Southlake’s Oktoberfest celebration this month. While there, you can choose the experience you want — for example, will it be a weekend of sipping on beer and relaxing in the beautiful Biergarten or will it be a chance to dress up in Lederhosen and participate in the stein hosting contest? Either way, you will have a great time, as there are so many different activities to try out! After filling up on your favorite drinks and German food, like sausages and strudel, take a stroll through the handmade arts and crafts booths or listen to Le Freak performing Friday night and Time Machine on Saturday night. Little ones will love the children’s area – filled with themed activities, games and a petting zoo – and cheering on their favorite dog at the Weiner Dog Costume Contest, Race and Parade on Saturday.
Oktoberfest was originally created in Munich in the 1800s as a wedding celebration. Since then, it has evolved into an autumn festival with plenty of food, games, music and, of course, beer. Southlake has hosted its own version of this German festival for 17 years and boasts an annual attendance of more than 100,000 people! The Southlake Chamber of Commerce also created a free iPhone and Android app for the event with the latest information about music, events and activities, as well as a place to browse photos. Adults don’t have many chances to dress up in silly costumes and make unforgettable memories with their friends and family, so embrace the uniqueness that is Oktoberfest — it’s the next best thing to traveling to Germany this fall!
Date: October 5-7
Location: Southlake Town Square