FORT RUCKER Annual Oktoberfest

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Fort Rucker Alabama

Annual Oktoberfest

September 26, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

Howze Field - Fort Rucker


GermanyGerman beer, traditional German food, carnival games, vendors, crafts and mingling amongst other festive goers.  Live music entertainment will be provided and the event is to be enjoyed by the entire family.  The event is open to the public, so all residents of the Wiregrass (Daleville, Enterprise, Ozark, Dothan and New Brockton) is encouraged to come out and enjoy the FT Rucker Okotberfest Annual Community Event.   

For more information, contact MWR Special Events at 255-9810.



Oktoberfest dates back to 1810 celebrated in Munich (Bavaria), Germany. Oktoberfest was to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. All the citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. The main event of the original Oktoberfest was a horse race.
Fast forwarding to the present, the Oktoberfest event is the largest fair in the world lasting for sixteen days, with an average of 6 million visitors.  

Traditionally, the Munich Oktoberfest has taken place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1990, after the German reunification, the schedule for the Oktoberfest event was altered to coincide with the German Unity Day on October 3rd.  If the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go on until October 3rd ending on the German Unity Day. Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the 1st Sunday is October 2nd and 18 days when it is October 1st. 

Originally, the Oktoberfestbiers were the beers that have been served at the event in Munich and were supplied by 6 breweries Bavaria Germanyknown as the Big Six and consisted of dark lagers.  Now days with the introduction of pale lagers, one will find a variety of different brewed biers.

The event may be known for the "beer drinking fest" however, traditional German (Deutsche) food is a big part of the event. These dishes would include Wurst sausage (Bratwurst), Hendl (chicken), Kasespatzle (cheese noodles) and the famous Sauerkraut.  Don't forget the famous Bavarian favorites such as Obatzda (spiced cheese-butter concoction), roast ox tails  and Reiberdatschi (apple pancakes).


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2008 Annual Fort Rucker Oktoberfest




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Comments (10)

Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Sounds like an awesome time Michelle... mmm... how far is Fort Rucker from Fort Wood? Hard to find traditional German food in rural Missouri. Do you have a place for me to stay? <G>

Sep 21, 2008 04:18 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Michelle,
Would love this festival--in fact I love all the Fall Festivals, so much fun.

Sep 21, 2008 10:56 PM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Debbie:  Come on down we can find you a nice place for you to stay.  Not sure how far FT Rucker and FT Wood is put i can mapquest it!  Yummy food and german beer!

Sep 22, 2008 01:58 AM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Cynthia:  While living in Germany, I got to attend some of the best Oktoberfest!  I never made it to Munich, but the Germans sure know how to be festive (and drink beer).  I have attended the Oktoberfest on Fort Gordon and this will be first at Fort Rucker.  Maybe your Camp Lejeune has one planned! 

Sep 22, 2008 01:35 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Michelle - One of the neatest things about October are the Octoberfests that the german communities hold nationwide.........I have family in Germany and was lucky enough to experience it there!  Wunderbar!  Love the history and the links!

Sep 22, 2008 06:20 PM
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

I want to come.. German Beer??? I need a fun Alabama Vacation!

Sep 23, 2008 12:16 PM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Michelle, looks like a great time for all.  I really enjoyed Oktoberfest in Munich back in the day

Sep 23, 2008 12:27 PM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Marie: You invited!  Come on down to Fort Rucker and we can taste test all the German beer!!!

Sep 23, 2008 01:29 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Sounds like fun =) I'm in Daytona Beach, so we have Biketoberfest. It's almost that time again! Woo Hoo! LOL.

Seriously though, I liked the historic aspect of the post. I never knew all that. And I'm German! O_o

Sep 23, 2008 03:20 PM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

LISA:  I will post an update to the Oktoberfest here on FT Rucker next week, so come back and see the highlights.  Biketoberfest?  When and what is that? You will have to post up some pictures.  Does that draw in alot of people to the Daytona Beach area?  I was wondering what Oktoberfest actually meant when I was writing the post, so I did a little research and discovered that its really not a beer drinking fest. 

Sep 23, 2008 04:29 PM

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