(Remsen) — Bratwurst, Kraut, Beer, and lots of polka music, its none other than the annual Oktoberfest scheduled for next Saturday, at Remsen; when the people of this small town sport their traditional Bavarian style clothes and promote their German and Luxemborg heritage. This marks the 38th year for the festival, and Karen Harnack of the Remsen Chamber says there are many new features to this year’s festival including a luncheon with 1919 root beer.
Speaking about food, at the St. Mary’s high school beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing until 8 is when visitors can enjoy the family style dinner featuring two types of crusines.
Did we mentioned polka music? Crowd favorite, The Bruce Bradley Band, returns to Remsen to provide just the right type of sounds for such an occassion. They will perform two shows at St. Mary’s High School. The first, beginning at 3 and continuing until 5 and the second show runs from 6 to 9. In addition to the food and music, there will be an arts and crafts show at the Old City Hall and Avalon Ballroom, and a vendor fair at the VFW Hall in downtown Remsen. Don’t forget about the Queen coronation along with the children’s bavarian costume and dance contest. That takes place at the St. Mary’s High School at 1:30. For more information about the Remsen Oktoberfest, you can call the Oktoberfest hotline at (712) 786-3408.