"It's Like Christmas in October": The Haile Village Oktoberfest

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"It's Like Christmas in October": The Haile Village Oktoberfest

 

The Haile Village Oktoberfest is the biggest private party held in the area each year (not counting Gator tail-Gators, of course).  Drawing approximately 4,000 visitors a year, The Haile Village Oktoberfest lights up the night of this neighborhood square, featuring live bands, lots of food, lots of drink, and lots of fun for the kids.  Area businesses turn on the lights and open their doors late for this community event.  This year's Oktoberfest featured The Danscompany of Gainesville's staging of a show-stopping performance of "Thriller" to a jam-packed crowd lining both sides of the street.

 

 

 

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Coleen DeGroff, MBA - REALTOR

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Marcia Hawken
WILLIAM RAVEIS - Naples, FL
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Coleen, That is a great video?  What did you use to create it?  Fantastic. 

Oct 25, 2009 09:09 PM #1
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Andrea Swiedler
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Collen, I just love things like this, great slide show you did. Seeing people coming together and having a good time, getting out of their homes, it always inspires me. :D

Oct 25, 2009 11:51 PM #2
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Marcia - Thanks! I'm pretty excited w/how it came out as well.  I put it together in iMovie, using iPhoto to edit my pics first. Music is from ccmixter.org

You made my whole day....thanks for the compliment! :)

Oct 25, 2009 11:57 PM #3
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Andrea - It was pretty cool. I couldn't believe how many people were there!  Makes me wonder why they don't do it more often.  Glad you liked the slideshow....I had a blast making it, especially hunting for the right music to tie it all together. Thanks for stopping by....Have a great day! :)

Oct 25, 2009 11:59 PM #4
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This looks like a good time was had by all.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy the season.

shelton

Oct 26, 2009 12:50 AM #5
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Coleen DeGroff
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Thanks, Allan! Have a great day!

Oct 26, 2009 01:26 AM #6
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Tom Boos
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I love a good Octoberfest!  You can usually find me enjoying myself in the Beer Tent!

Oct 26, 2009 05:12 AM #7
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Hi Tom,

But do you wear lederhosen? Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Oct 26, 2009 07:36 AM #8
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