The 6th Annual Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, September 11th in the gated lot adjacent to the brewery at 929 N. Russell Street.
Widmer’s beers, brats, chicken schnitzel wraps, sauerkraut, and pretzels are available, but that’s where the similarities to most Oktoberfests ends.
Bands playing throughout the day include the Those Darn Accordions, Amadan, Hillstomp, Sassparilla, Chris Margolin & The Dregs, and more – not a whole lot of oom-pah, and I dare say no chicken dancing. Good beer though.
Admission is free to this 21 and over, cash only, event (but a $5 commemorative mug purchase is required if you want beer).
I have not been to this one but is it like the other lame beer festivals where you get a tiny little cup and have to spend most of the time in line waiting for a refill.
C’mon it’s Oktoberfest, give us huge German steins.
Mike – The glass is a big one, and lines for beer weren’t too bad. Alas, music sucked early and is/was way too loud. Also no place to sit down.