Michigan Gears Up for Oktoberfest

Grand Rapids, Mich., Gears Up for Oktoberfest Say "Oktoberfest" and what comes to mind? In Grand Rapids, Mich., it's about German beer, food and fun. No one parties quite like the Germans. As in Texas, everything is bigger, louder and more fun in Deutschland. Oktoberfest polkas into West Michigan in September. It's sponsored by the Edelweiss Club and features Alpine and Althorn music, dancing, food, children's events and of course, beer. Germans take brewing very seriously. I ought to know; I married a German. He's been making his own beer since 1982. That's what Oktoberfest is all about, German beer with good food to wash it down. Enjoy Schweine braten, Wiener Schnitzel, bratwurst and kraut, apfel strudel and other favorites. Read more...


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