Are you looking for some German fun this fall season? The following communities will be holding their annual Oktoberfest celebrations. The fall season is one of cooler weather and a great excuse to stay warm with friends. So come along and enjoy Oktoberfest with some new people and join in the festivities in the following communities along the Mississippi river.
Willkommen! The German’s welcome you to Dubuque, Ia. This new event is scheduled for September 18 where the party will begin at 2p.m. and end at 9p.m. Where? The Ice Harbor Patio at the Port of Dubuque. Starting at 2p.m. there is a beer tasting and music by the Guttenburg German Band. The beer tasting will run from 2p.m. to 5p.m and probably longer, many local brewery’s will be represented, including Potosi Brewery of Wisconsin, Galena Brewery of Illinois, and Millstream Brewery of Iowa. The big party gets started at 5p.m. with the tapping of the Ceremonial Oktoberfest Keg. Other performance’s will follow by Rockford’s D’Waldstadttanzer (The forest City Dancer) a Bavarian Folk Dance troupe, also FreezeDried and polka, of course.
Albrecht Acres volunteers will be serving all food including hamburgers, bratwurst, hot dogs. The admission for Oktoberfest 2010 is $5 for adults and kids under 10 are free. Visit – www.dubuqueoktoberfest.com for more information
Check out a couple of other festivals happening in the near future as well, Guttenburg Germanfest in Guttenburg, Ia will be held from September 24-26. There will be entertainment by Sounds of Nashville and the Guttenburg German Band and others. There will be food and drink for all so you can keep your toe’s tapped and the beer flown’ into the evening. Visit – www.germanfestingguttenberg.com While you are close you may as well stop by Sherrill, Ia their Oktoberfest is September 24th and 25th. There will be food and beer of course to include brat’s German potato salad. The event is held at Black Horse Inn, come join the fun when you pay $10, this includes 2 drink tickets. Visit – www.blackhorse-inn.com.
With much of Eastern Iowan’s being of German and Irish decent there will great times to be had over the next couple of month’s. Go out and enjoy the festivals and make the most of your new found friends.