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Upcoming Octoberfest Events?

AmblerGirl Sep 10, 2012 10:20 AM

Does anyone know of any upcoming local Octoberfest events?Tthe fall weather is starting to get me excited for beer and sausages!

Ambler is hosting an Octoberfest on October 6, which is always fun. Also, Sisters of the Holy Redeemer Octoberfest is scheduled for the last week in September, and they have great food and music. Any others?

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    purplesachi Sep 10, 2012 10:32 AM

    Brauhaus Schmitz is having some events in September for Oktoberfest, all culminating at the Oktoberfest party on Sept 29, which is shutting down part of South Street.

    I think Hop Angel Brauhaus is also having their Oktoberfest the same day (Sept 29) as well.

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      cwdonald Sep 10, 2012 10:38 AM

      Yes Brauhaus is doing a bunch of events. http://www.brauhausschmitz.com/#menu-11 for more information.

      Frankford Hall is doing 16 days of events. Grubstreet covered it well. http://philadelphia.grubstreet.com/20....

      The HopAngel newsletter lists Oktober fest on the 29th and Oktoberfest brunch on the 30th.

      The largest event already past at the Canstatter club in the Northeast which happens every Labor Day weekend.

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      1. re: cwdonald
        PattiCakes Sep 10, 2012 12:31 PM

        Alas, you missed the Cannstatter Volksfest, which is held every Labor Day weekend at the Cannstatter Park on Academy Road. Mark your calendar for next year!! On September 26th, there's the Steuben Day Parade & Oktoberfest (September 22-23) at the United German Hungarian Club in Oakford, PA: http://ughclub.us/

        1. re: PattiCakes
          bluehensfan Sep 11, 2012 03:46 AM

          Frankford Hall is doing a lot of things too starting with a pig roast...
          http://philadelphia.grubstreet.com/20...

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            cwdonald Sep 21, 2012 08:09 AM

            Another collection of oktoberfest events. http://www.uwishunu.com/2012/09/round...

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          jujuthomas Sep 26, 2012 06:28 AM

          Friends have invited us to go to Brauhaus this weekend for Oktoberfest. We've never been to an Oktoberfeste vent and I can't find a lot of information about their event online. Is it just a big sloppy drunken bash or something more? DH doesn't drink and I don't want him to feel left out... I know they roast a pig (YUM)... what can we expect?

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            bluehensfan Sep 26, 2012 07:45 AM

            From what I read they close down South Street and it starts at noon on Saturday so it must be somewhat family friendly and not a drunken bash. We were planning on going with my 16 year old and we are all going for the pig, not the booze.Hopefully the weather will cooperate or it may be sloppy! http://www.brauhausschmitz.com/#menu-11

            I know it already happened but Franklin Hall had a fabulous pig roast served with pumpkin seed slaw the Saturday before last when they kicked off their Octoberfest.

            1. re: jujuthomas
              Chinon00 Sep 26, 2012 04:12 PM

              Well most guests will be drinking but as long as you and your DH have a healthy appetites and can tolerate traditional German music you should enjoy it.

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                Bacchus101 Sep 27, 2012 05:01 AM

                Fraulein Thomas

                Although I have never been to the Philadelphia version of this historic German fair; I would think/hope it would provide the same view into German traditional foods, dance,dress, beers and music. Proclaimed as the oldest fair in the world (how do they know) with over 6 million attendees yearly in Munich and replicas worldwide, a Philly version promises to be a good time.

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                  jujuthomas Sep 27, 2012 08:03 AM

                  thanks all for your input. We talked about it last night and realized we couldn't go tomorrow. but we will extract a full description of the event from our friends in preparation for next year's bash.

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