2012 Germantown's Oktoberfest September 29-30

Aug. 20, 2012

The summer has slipped away in a haze of heat and fall is almost here. This is good news—it means that Germantown’s own Hunsrucker Oktoberfest is just six weeks away! This gives you plenty of time to plan and attend one or both days. Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th will find the Dheinsville Historic Park flooded with people who appreciate authentic German food, music, and dancing.

Presented by the Germantown Historical Society and Sendik’s, Germantown’s Annual Hunsrucker Oktoberfest has the same mission each year: To have a great time experiencing German culture. The festival features authentic German music and dancing; foods and a variety of beer selections; games for all ages; and most unique, a Dachshund Dog race. This year will also feature the Bierlympics, a playful nod to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Sponsored by local area taverns, teams of four will compete for the Oktoberfest trophy and (more importantly) bragging rights!

Live performances make Oktoberfest a lively festival. On both days you can listen, watch, and dance throughout the day. Saturday features musical performances by the Goodtime Dutchmen, Julida Boys, and Copper Box. Sunday features music by River City Blaskapelle and Austrian Express. The Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt dance troupe will perform on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Fourth Annual Dheinsville Dachshund Dash will take place at 3 pm, rain or shine. The cute little pups will race right into your heart as they compete to be Dheinsville’s speediest dog. All proceeds will benefit the Midwest Dachshund Rescue. For more information on registration, visit the Germantown Historical Society’s website.

Other attractions include a Silent Auction will be held both days in Christ Church Museum, a Bake Sale Sunday at noon, Power Reunion Exhibit, Classic Car Display, and many vendors in attendance with booths of interest. Admission to the Bast Bell Museum during Oktoberfest will be half-price with a donation to the Food Shelf.

Would you like to do more than just attend? The Hunsrucker Oktoberfest is also a great place to volunteer. The festival depends on our loyal volunteers to make the fest a success. These documented volunteer hours can be used for service organizations, NHS, graduation, or confirmation requirements.

Volunteer for a shift on Saturday or Sunday and receive a FREE t-shirt, brat, and soda.
Volunteer shifts range from serving food and beverages to clean-up and everything in-between. If you would like to help but not during the festival, volunteers are needed for set-up on September 27th and 28th, and take down on October 1st.

Interested in volunteering, entering your team into the first Bierlympics, or entering your pooch into the Dachshund Dash? Contact the Germantown Historical Society at 628-3170, or e-mail info@bastbellmuseum.com. To learn more about the festival and to see a full schedule of events visit www.germantownhistoricalsociety.com and click on the Oktoberfest link.

Be sure to make plans to attend. The festival and parking are both FREE. You won’t want to miss Wisconsin’s Best Oktoberfest!

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Getting to know Dennis Farrell 11/24

» Scion Dental awarded the management of 650,000 through Maryland Healthy Smiles program 11/24

» Germantown girls basketball team will build around Schmitz 11/24

» Menomonee Falls girls basketball team getting more experience every day 11/23

» Transit service may drop bus loop to Germantown Industrial Park 11/23

» Momentum Early Learning to open by year-end in Germantown 11/22

» Shady Lane Elementary offers students buddy bench on playground 11/22

» Three seats on Germantown School Board up for election in April 11/22

» Kohl's, Bartolotta team up to service Menomonee Falls corporate campus 11/22

» Alto-Shaam granted Patriot Award for support of employee in the National Guard 11/20

» Germantown High School students earn $100,000 grant for teen driving safety efforts 11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Social Haus proposal for Menomonee Falls moves forward with extended indoor, limited outdoor hours 11/17

» Taxpayers in Germantown to see taxes creep up for '16 11/17

» Germantown officials approve zoning code changes prompted by controversial development proposal 11/17

» Germantown football team competitive in rebuilding year 11/17

» Germantown's Siebenaller states her case, sets more swimming records 11/17

» Germantown volleyball season ends in state quarterfinals 11/16

» Tender Reflections breaks ground on assisted living community in Germantown 11/16

» Menomonee Falls Food Pantry needs donations now more than ever 11/16

» Germantown taxes could go up slightly in '16 11/16

» Menomonee Falls taxpayers to see flat rate in '16 11/16

» Brookfield East rallies to beat Germantown, 3-2, in state volleyball quarterfinals 11/13

» Road work on Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls nears completion 11/12

» Plans for Performing Arts Pavilion in Germantown earn stamp of approval 11/11

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Local Business Directory