Oktoberfest 2013 – Bigger, Better and ‘Mehr Deutsch’
The 36th Annual Oktoberfest is around the corner and the countdown has begun! There is a lot new going on this year. We have expanded the event, added more rides into our expanded kid area, added another music stage and are offering more fun things for kids to do. We also have all of the activities you have come to know and love like our hot dog eating contest, best-dressed dog contest, stein holding contest, Lil Miss and Master contests, the German dancers and the German American Brass Band. You can find the forms to enter the contests on our Oktoberfest website.
The firefighter dunk tank was so much fun that we are bringing it back. What kid doesn’t want to dunk a firefighter!? And of course, the Chicken Dance is back. Oktoberfest just wouldn’t be the same without it. You asked for it, so you got it! True German beer is back. On tap will be Spaten Lager, Spaten Okto, and Franziskaner Weis. Of course we will also have Budweiser, Bud Light, and Shock Top. Once again, we will be selling Oktoberfest T-shirts and hats with our new 2013 logo. You can find out all about what is happening at this event by logging onto www.montroseoktoberfest.com. So, please join us beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 to help us kick off the Oktoberfest celebration! Oktoberfest has been in Montrose for 35 years and has become a family tradition. We are one of the few Oktoberfest celebrations in Southern California and one of the largest. This is an event that the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce puts on not only for the community but also to bring people into the area who are not familiar with the wonderful town of Montrose. So, come out and support the Chamber and all the local business in Montrose.
Join the party before the party at our Oktoberfest kickoff mixer at Citibank in Montrose. There will be bratwurst provided by Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, Samuel Adams® Oktoberfest Beer provide by SIG Property Management, desserts by Porto’s and traditional Bavarian music. There will be a special mixer prize for the best Oktoberfest outfit. So come in your best lederhosen or Bavarian attire!
A ribbon cutting is on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at noon at Shoe Fantasy, 3701 Ocean View Blvd. in Montrose.
Art Walk is on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oktoberfest kickoff mixer is on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 11 p.m. in the 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue.