[EVENT] Choctaw’s Oktoberfest Begins Today!
Choctaw Oktoberfest 2009, is set for September 9 – 12 under the Festival Pavilion in beautiful Choctaw Creek Park, located on Harper Street, 1/2 mile south of NE 23rd Street in Choctaw.
The annual Oktoberfest celebration has become a favorite destination for visitors from a multi-state area seeking homemade German food, genuine German beers and wine, and German music.
This year’s festival will feature more tent space, more kitchens, more family activities and more parking! The event will be staged under 30,000 square feet of tents and a Festival Pavilion providing a real German-Fest atmosphere.
The Turek family promises over 30 original German Draught Beers and International Wines to complement the menu of Schweinshaxen (hamhocks), Grilled Chicken, Rippchen (smoked pork chops), Apple Strudel and a variety of Bratwurstand Schnitzel sandwiches, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad – all homemade in the Old Germany Festival Kitchen!
The Stabbing of the Keg kickoff ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, featuring a very special guest winemaker from Germany, Fritz Hasselbach, Lt. Governor Jari Askins, The City of Choctaw Mayor Randy Ross and Mike Turek, proprietor of Old Germany Restaurant. Hasselbach has selected Choctaw Oktoberfest to make the U.S. debut with his newest wine creation “Fritz’s Riesling.”
The largest festival of its kind in Central Oklahoma promises continuous live entertainment for all ages. The entertainment line up for this year presents The Walburg Boys, The Alpen Musikanten, Alpenfest and the Polka Kings, plus special appearances by German Dance Groups.
Beer list includes what you would expect from an Oktoberfest, the usual German imported lagers, as well as some domestics. But be sure to go and support your local breweries as well, Choc Last Laugh, and Spahnie 363, as well as COOP’s Zeppelin and their newest beer released, an Oktoberfest, which I am really looking forward to trying.
Hope to see you there, Prost!