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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oktoberfest

Once upon a time, a King married a princess and a horse race was organized to celebrate.  The people enjoyed it so much that it became an annual event, and a few years later they added food and beer booths.  The beer booths were so popular, they became large beer tents, and eventually the horse race disappeared but the fun and beer continued.

Once upon a time, a person had to go to Munich, Germany to participate in the fun and beer.  But not so any longer.  Now there are Oktoberfests held all over the world – now including our local tourist village.  Our first annual Beer Festival was held last weekend, and we had two opportunities to join in the festivities.

Friday evening was Cask Night, with an English Pub theme, complete with live entertainment, foosball and darts.  Three breweries broke open casks for a contest for the best beer – never did find out who won, but we know who we liked (well Grizz and the others – I was designated driver because I really don’t like beer).  They served British Pub Grub like Cornish Pasties, Beer Battered Cod, Bangers and Mash.

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Saturday afternoon we were back for the Beer Festival itself.  Now there were 15 breweries – and no, we (they) didn’t taste all of them! – and just general fun and visiting.  We met old friends, and snacked on Chicken Wings and Sliders.  We chose to bypass the Deep Fried Pickles.

Some dressed for the occasion:

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The best we could do was stand behind the poster and pretend:

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But a good time was had by all.

The Oktoberfest dance was Saturday evening, but with our broken down bodies, we went home with our friends and had dinner of Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, fried potatoes, and German Apple pie.  Yummy!

And to round off our weekend of festivities, we joined our Italian friends Sunday evening to celebrate their 40th anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Vancouver, along with their family and other friends. 

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After dinner we all headed back to their house for champagne and Italian-style desserts, including biscotti and almond torte.

It truly was an international weekend.

Happy celebrations!                  Blessings, Peg

4 comments:

  1. The Beer fest does sound as though it had quite a British influence!

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  2. My goodness you managed to travel to Europe without leaving this continent! Yum!

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  3. Oh Peg you missed a treat. We have deep fried pickles all the time and I love them. Of course can't have as many as I would like but can have a sample. What a fun time your photos illustrate. BTW that quilt in the header is magnificent. Yes fall festivals are so much fun. We had ours about 3 weeks ago. I had planned to go on Sunday but the wind and rain forced it to all be taken down before we got there. This is a fun time to enjoy. Please pay for our country we are, as you well know, in a hellava mess.
    QMM

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  4. Sounds like a lot of fun. We were supposed to have Book-tober Fest at the library, but I just didn't have the time to get it all together. Next year!

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