Thursday, October 17, 2013


Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

The Teutonic hedonists who came up with schadenfreude and the autobahn knew we needed a little something in the fall — a chance to appreciate the season before the big holidays swoop in. They also knew we needed beer.

Shake out your lederhosen, volks, it's Oktoberfest. On Saturday in Rohner Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can get your oompah on with the Scotia Band's Pumpernickel and Sauerkraut Band and the Humboldt Accordionaires. Feel free to jam with them on your complimentary kazoo. No other band will ever be OK with that, so carpe kazoo.

There's a raffle, races involving beer barrels and steins, even a pretzel toss, and proceeds go to Fortuna Senior Services. Prepare to skip dinner, as bratwurst, red cabbage, German-style potatoes and apple strudel are all on the menu from noon 'til 3 p.m. ($20, $10 for kids under 12). Don't worry, it's good for you — look at Heidi Klum. Wash it down with a stein of Hofbrau, Warsteiner, Lagunitas, Gordon Biersch or Eel River Blonde Ale. Or Coors Light. This is still America, people.

kitten in a stein. you're welcome.
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Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill is the arts and features editor of the North Coast Journal. She won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s 2020 Best Food Writing Award and the 2019 California News Publisher's Association award for Best Writing.

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