Addison Oktoberfest This Weekend!

18 Sep

This weekend, Thursday through Sunday, come join the fun at Oktoberfest in Addison Circle Park.  The festival will feature German food (much better quality than your average festival vendor from past experience), a Biers of the World tasting in the Conference Center (featuring, of course, many German brews amongst others), a Weingarten featuring wines from Germany for those who prefer their fermented diet from grapes than barley (where yours truly will be pouring tastings on Sunday afternoon), as well as chef and beer showcase demonstrations.  Some non-food-and-beverage highlights include a Dachshund parade and race on Sunday, a 5k benefitting Wipe Out Kids Cancer on Saturday, and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous yodel (where your participation is needed) on Friday.  I believe Yahoo! currently holds this record with a gathering of 1773 yodelers at its Sunnyvale, California headquarters in 2003.  Will enthusiastic, beer-drinking Texan festival goers out yodel a group of passionate anti-Googlers?  I guess you’ll have to show up to find out.

Oh, and if you’re unlearned in all things German (like me) and are wondering, “Why is Oktoberfest being held in September?”  This trivia tidbit from the FAQ section is worth noting:

QUESTION: Why is the Addison Oktoberfest held in September?
ANSWER: We schedule the Addison Oktoberfest to coincide with the opening of the world-renown Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, which is a 14-day festival that ends on the first weekend in October.”

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