Fort Rucker Alabama
September 26, 2008 @ 5:00 pm
Howze Field - Fort Rucker
German 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 IN GERMANY:
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 known 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).
Make sure you come back to see photos from the
2008 Annual Fort Rucker Oktoberfest
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Oktoberfest - Howze Field
Michelle Tucker - Realty World SHAP
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