Oktoberfest: 2017

Each year Bill and I catch up with friends at the Oktoberfest celebration at the German Free School on East 10th Street. This festival doesn’t attract a huge crowd, which is why we like to meet there. It is sponsored by the German-Texas Heritage Society.

This year the children’s activities were moved to the upper lot and the music stage was relocated below the school building. Long tables were set up on the shaded lawn in front of the stage.

In keeping with both the German and Texan themes, The Sieker Band‘s set list included songs such as Edelweiss and Waltz Across Texas. 

Although Oktoberfest is usually about the beer, German food is the enticement for me. Our table sampled the bratwurst, currywurst, German potato salad, and apple cake. All were tasty.

We also enjoyed the molded springerle cookies from Carol’s Handcafted Cookies. Carol explained that she collects antique cookie molds and uses traditional German recipes. Some of the cookies were decorated with edible paint.

And of course, I can’t forget the pretzels…

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