Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Taste of Germany: Oktoberfest Returns to the Gold Country for 6th Year! Sat Sept 16

August 28, 2017 – Amador County, CA –Willkommen in the Gold Country! Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen and come join the fun at the 6th Annual Jackson Oktoberfest Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Oktoberfest promises fun for the entire family, including live entertainment, contests, music and dancing, and an authentic taste of Bavaria with Wolfgang's soft pretzels, and of course, the mainstay of any Oktoberfest...German beer!

Jackson Oktoberfest was founded by Wolfgang's Pretzels of Pioneer, California in 2012. Wolfgang wanted to share his German heritage with the community, while raising some money for local charities. The event will be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, which has been aptly dubbed "Oktoberfest Picnic Grounds" for the day, so there's plenty of room for everyone!

Beer aficionados will experience the taste of authentic German Oktoberfest beer without going across the pond. Delight in the flavors of Original Hofbrau Oktoberfest brew, along with several other Hofbrau beer selections. Wine, soft drinks and water will also be available.

Adding to the fun, will be a showcase of authentic oompah, polka, and waltzing music, and Bavarian Country & Folklore dances. So put on your dancing shoes and brush up on your “Chicken Dance”!
Of course the best of any Oktoberfest celebration is the hearty menu of delicious German foods. Menu items include bratwurst & sauerkraut, smoked pork chops & sauerkraut,  and Wolfgang’s authentic Bavarian soft pretzels!

Adding to the excitement are traditional contests with plenty of prizes. Try your hand at Keg Rolling, Yodeling, Bratwurst Throwing, or see how many mugs you can hold in one hand!
To add to the fun, everyone is encouraged to dress in traditional German attire, however costume is not required. All are welcome…costume or not!

Oktoberfest hours are 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, September 16, 2017. Pre-sale tickets are just $25 for a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, and entertainment. Youth ages 6 – 20 are $12 including a soda and entertainment. Children under 6 are free. VIP Dinner packages are available for $38 and include reserved seating, a custom collector’s beer glass or wine glass with one drink, your dinner choice of pork chop or two bratwurst, sauerkraut and/or red cabbage & pretzel, and entertainment. A VIP table of 8 is just $280. Jackson Oktoberfest is hosted by Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels. It is a for profit event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit local charities. More information is available by at www.jacksonoktoberfest.com.

Pre-sale discount tickets are available at:
Amador Chamber of Commerce (115 Main Street, Jackson)
Goin’ Postal (11310 Prospect Drive, Jackson)
At the Fruit Stand at the Italian Picnic Grounds
Or by contacting wolfgang@volcano.net.

Oktoberfest in Munich, or "October Festival", was initially a celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen's wedding which was held on 12 October 1810. It is a 16 day festival which usually takes place in the middle of September and ends the first Sunday in October. Over the years, this festival has become one of the most important in the world with more than 6 million people attending the celebrations in Munich each year, and other festivals held in other cities worldwide. Learn more about Munich’s Oktoberfest at http://www.ofest.com/history.html.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Motherlode Bicycle Coalition: Jackson Criterium and Ione Bike & Walk - Sept 9 & 10

Jackson Historic Downtown Criterium
Saturday, September 9
Ione Five-Mile Road Bike & Walk
Sunday, September 10

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