Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Get your Lederhosen on (and Dirndls, too)

Oktoberfests are plentiful in the Philadelphia Region. A heavy dosage of German immigrants that have stayed through the generations and their heritage are a big part of the reason. This is reflected in many world-class German-styled beers that are brewed around these parts. So, it's no surprise that from September to mid-October, there are more Oktoberfest celebrations than you can shake a bratwurst at (sorry, distasteful analogy). Here's a quick rundown of some. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. --> (already occurred, but mark your calendars for next year) 9/5-9/7; all day---Cannstatter's; as authenticate as it gets with Crafts; German Beer & Wines; German-American Singing & Dancing; Souvenirs; German Clothing; Rides & Games; Altweibermühle: True Fountain of Youth; Authentic Oktoberfest Atmosphere --> Sat. 9/19; 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm---Philly Oktoberfest 2009; Spaten, Franziskaner, plus 25 more Oktoberfestbiers & Pumpkin Ales; German Biergarten with food; Oom-pah Music; dancing by GTV Almrausch Schuhplattler; Buffet at additional charge. --> Sat. 9/19; 5:30pm-9:00pm---Elmwood Park Zoo Oktoberfest; Stroll the zoo, enjoy live music and sample seasonal craft brews. $20/$40/$45 for complimentary Oktoberfest Mug and delicious Oktoberfest fare. --> Sat.9/19-Sun.10/4; all day---McKenzie-Fest; special festival beers (Oktoberfest and Pumpkinfest), traditional music, a menu of authentic German fare, and of course, bar servers dressed in dirndls and leiderhosen. --> Sat. 9/20; all day---Boyertown Oktoberfest; Sly Fox pouring 4 beers --> Sun. 9/20; all afternoon---Teresa's Next Door; Along with various forms of shopping, children's entertainment and a big screen TV outside so you don't miss the Eagles game --> Sun.9/20-Fri.10/9---Appalachian Brewing; traditional German menu featuring Jäegerschnitzel, spätzle, hassenpfeffer, and many more favorites. --> Mon.9/21-Sat.9/26---Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest 2009; Authentic Bavarian Menu and Draft specials, special events, contests, and promotions all week long, capped by 1st Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on the 26th --> Fri.9/25-Sun.9/27---Oktoberfest Weekend at Devil's Den; German beer & food specials all weekend long --> Sat.9/26-Sun.9/27; all day---Stoudt's; Music; The Reading Liederkranz Schuhplatters; Cleevagheevin contests; Food --> Fridays 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30; 5:30pm---Savona Restaurant; 5 weeks of Friday night Oktoberfest Beer Classes; $25 each/pp for beer samples plus hors d'oeuvres --> Fri.10/2-Sun.10/4 & Fri.10/9-Sun.10/11; all day---Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh; Hofbräuhaus bier and cuisine, local vendors, and live entertainment --> Sat. 10/3; 12pm-4pm---Issac Newton's; 2 beers, shirt, mug, music, and food included in base ticket price of $25

6 comments:

Leo-oo- said...

Impressive list - thanks!

HanzerBiscuit said...

dont leave out Zanetoberfest - http://www.zanelamprey.com/projects/zanefest/zanetoberfest.php

David said...

Here is one out in the Reading, PA area

http://www.readingliederkranz.com/Oktoberfest.htm

Bryan Kolesar said...

thanks guys, worthy additions

Bryan Kolesar said...

Thanks to Ric Hoffman from Stewart's for sending along this link to a popular Oktoberfest in Newark, DE. This weekend, 9/18-20...and only $7 (food and drink PAYG)

http://www.delawaresaengerbund.org/v5_Oktoberfest.shtml

Don said...

OKTOBERFEST, LAST CHANCE !!!

We know it's NOVEMBER but we've saved the best celebration for last:

You're waiting for your STIMULUS CHECK ?!?! We have a STIMULUS PACKAGE for you and it's packed with LEDERHOSEN, LAUGHTER and LIBATIONS !

Are your spirits down and you could use some STIMULATION ? For the women, we have MEN IN HOT LEATHER SHORTS and for the men, we have ST. PAULI GIRLS IN SPINNING DIRNDLS !

NOW THAT'S STIMULATING !

GTV ALMRAUSCH SCHUHPLATTLERS present their annual OKTOBERFEST. http://www.gtvalmrausch.org

Authentic SCHUHPLATTLER performances by the GTV ALMRAUSCH. Festive music by the incomparable KAPELLE FELLAS BAND begins at 7:30 PM.
MUSIC, DANCING, COMEDY...CAMARADERIE .

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM. Arriving EARLY is HIGHLY recommended . BAR and KITCHEN open.

Have a BEER, Have a BRATWURST, HAVE A BALL !
Tables of TEN available. AMPLE FREE PARKING. $10.00 in advance -- $12. at Door CANNSTATTER, 9130 Academy Rd., Phila. 19114 http://www.cvvphilly.com

KARIN 484-318-8078
Email: Festtix@gtvalmrausch.org

Please, PLEASE P-L-E-A-S-E MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY .

SO AUTHENTIC, YOU'LL THINK YOU NEED A PASSPORT TO GET HOME *

The GTV ALMRAUSCH is a registered NONPROFIT, cultural organization. They are one of the oldest German clubs in North America keeping Bavarian traditions alive. They have two events/year, from which they raise funds to perform at Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Schools, Charitable Foundations, Senior Centers, etc.

WANT TO LEARN TO BE A SCHUHPLATTLER ? Dancers and Non-dancers alike. ANY AGE. ALWAYS WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS. Our youngest Schuhplattler is 3. THREE ! Our senior Schuhplattler is 81. EIGHTY ! PERHAPS YOU PLAY THE ACCORDION ? As a member of the GTV ALMRAUSCH SCHUHPLATTLERS, it's a FESTIVAL all year long !
URL http://www.gtvalmrausch.org
Contact 484-318-8078