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Sep 8, 2006 12:30 PM

Somerville Greek fest this weekend

I don't know if this was already mentioned:

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  1. There is another Greek Fest in Brookline this weekend. Does anyone which one is the better of the two?

    Also, has anyone been to the Oktoberfest in Walpole this weekend?

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      1. re: Joanie

        Oh, you are right...Since I saw the signs posted this week, I just assumed that it was this weekend (even though the signs probably have the actual date printed in a large type).

        1. re: eatanddestroy

          There's also the Italian festival in East Cambridge, the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Street food will abound!

      2. re: eatanddestroy

        (Never mind...some of the threading here is very hard to manage!)

        1. re: eatanddestroy

          Sounds like fun, but why are they having Oktoberfest in early September?

          1. re: Allstonian

            Maybe because Octoberfest traditionally starts like two weeks before the first Sunday in October (Oct. 1 this year). You would think it would therefore be next weekend, but ... I guess technically it's like 16 days (not 14) before the first Sunday ...

          2. re: eatanddestroy

            I went to the Oktoberfest in Walpole with my sister and her kids. It was on the small side and is a family friendly event (not what I was expecting). The bands and dancing were fun.

            As for the chow, it was good to me, but I ate after downing lots of cheap beer... so greasy food was great. I don't know much about German food so I am not an expert but everything seemed fresh and the prices were very reasonable. We sampled everything: sausages, kraut, potato pancakes, cakes and um, the beer.

            The only other Oktoberfests I have been to have been big rowdy events, this event was more subdued but we had a really good time. The location was nice, its in the woods right behind Bubbling Brook.