Oktoberfest!

This weekend, we’ve got two local Oktoberfest celebrations for your pleasure.

Turn Verein’s Oktoberfest is a long standing Sacramento tradition, with the dancing, the oom-pah-pah, food, beer and wine. If you have never attended, you are definitely missing out.

Brew It Up is also hosting a strong Oktoberfest for a second year, with fifteen hand crafted German-style beers, food, dancing under a Munich-style tent and more of the oom-pah-pah. Reservations are recommended for dining. If you want to try the beers, they are on tap right now. O’zapft is!

Prost!

7 thoughts on “Oktoberfest!”

  1. I used to like the Turn Verein Oktoberfest, until my German friends told me that the management had brought in Holocaust deniers to speak and were generally considered crypto-fascists. So – maybe I’ll stick with your second choice. That sounds like a lot more fun!

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  2. Ok, before we totally besmirch the Turn Verein, can we get a little more detail on these accusations or even a link to something more substantial than anecdotal evidence?

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  3. The Turn Verein is not at fault for that. Google “Walter Mueller Turn Verein” and you can access a number of accounts that show that the TV did not know what kind of event was being booked there and were horrified when they discovered the intent of the meeting.

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  4. You’re right, no reason to let that one event cast a bad light on the whole organization. My friends – 2 Germans and an Austrian, the latter Jewish – may have been talking about that particular episode. They were expecting something a little less conservative, something celebrating modern German culture in the post-WWII world, and I think the TV is a bit more based on “ye olde” Germany of legend, which is not what they were looking for.

    I’m sure their events are terrific. I took a dance class in the building once, 15 yrs ago, which was very pleasant. It is a nice space.

    Still, though, as a Jew myself I think I’ll stick with the Brew it Up event.

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