Like many other Midwesterners, I have some strong German roots. Do I own a pair of lederhosen? No. But I grew up eating sausage with sauerkraut, helping my grandma make apfel kuchen, and learning German words here and there. And I also happen to love Oktoberfest.
Really, though, who doesn’t? A traditional celebration of beer…complete with tasty food. Yes, please!
This Sunday (October 11), we’ll be hosting Oktoberfest in the historic barns at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. It’s your opportunity to taste some authentic German foods courtesy of Chef Thomas, dance to polka music from the Jim Bochnicek Trio, and play horseshoes and other yard games.
As for the beer, there will be plenty of local, domestic, and international options on hand:
- Lucky Bucket Oktoberfest
- Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen
- Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber
- Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat
- Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale
- Samuel Adams Octoberfest
- Ploughshare Wohlleben Oktoberfest
- Warsteiner Pilsner
- Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen
So grab your alpine hat and head on over. Prost!