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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:14 am

Wilkommen! Bier!

 

This Saturday, the Jacksonville Rotary Club’s annual Oktoberfest celebration celebrates a fifth year of fun, heritage and, of course, bier. Modeled after the 205-year-old Oktoberfest celebration of Munich, Germany, the event kicks off with a traditional Wilkommen (welcome) ceremony and Tapping of the Kegs at noon. The rest of day is jam-packed with entertainment. Enjoy live music by The “Heidelberg” German Band, performing their blend of “high-energy German oom-pah music” paired with hilarious commentary, plus the Waterloo Band. Other games, activities and contests will occur throughout the day, such as a keg toss, stein endurance (aka mug-holding) contest, beer-barrel obstacle course, pretzel-eating competition, human foosball, dachshund dash, pet parade, international beer and wine tastings and more. The traditional German meal of brats, “secret recipe” sauerkraut and potatoes will be served, along with other traditional German fare. For more information about the Fifth Annual Rotary Oktoberfest, visit http://test.jacksonvillerotary.org. To purchase advance tickets, call 408-0055.

Rotary Oktoberfest
Saturday, Oct 3, 11am
Morgan County Fairgrounds
110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville
$4 advance, $5 at gate
408-0055

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