A taste of Germany in your backyard
Don your lederhosen and dirndls for the family-friendly fall fest of the year in Northwood, Saturday, Sept. 28. Worth Brewing Company and the Northwood Volunteer Fire Company will tap the honey-hued elixir known as Oktoberfest Lagerbier from Noon-11 p.m. They will close down Central Ave. and welcome all ages to its 12th Oktoberfest bash.
Most of the Oktoberfest beer is consumed in one day, so make plans to sample this malty brew before it’s too late. Worth Brewing made this beer in mid-summer and aged it for a mellow, smooth finish. Also new this year is Andech’s Doppelbock, imported from Germany, one of the tastiest beers in the world.
While authentic German-style beer is the headliner, food is another highlight with locally made Fest Dogs, red cabbage, and spent-grain bread. They will also feature their house-made candied almonds.
Enjoy games all day, including hammerschlagen, bags, stein hoisting and Oktoberfest trivia—all free. In case of inclement weather, the fun moves to the Bee Hive Ballroom above the Tap Room.
The fun begins on the Chamber stage at 12:30 p.m. with a Just For Kix Dance Performance. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the Marv Nissel Band will put the “oomp” in your “pahh” with classic polkas and fest tunes. Eighties hair band Slap ‘n Tickle will rock the stage beginning at 7.
Food, beer, fun and games. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 28.