It will soon be September in North Texas. The kids will be back in school. The ridiculous summer temperatures will begin to subside. High school and college football will go into high gear. And, just when you think life can’t get any better — it will be time for Addison’s 27th Annual Oktoberfest!
The Addison, Texas version of Bavaria’s favorite festival runs Sept. 18 to 21. The festivities include polka music, songs, traditional folk dances, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that will be served in Deutschland.
But at this heritage event, there is more to the celebration than just the bier. The event planning includes competitions and attractions for 70,000 guests, who arrive expecting to enjoy yodeling contests, a German spelling bee, bier barrel bowling and dachshund races. There also are other family oriented activities like carnival rides, midway games, entertainment and activities for children and a 3.1-mile and one-mile fun run benefitting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
Why Oktoberfest in September you ask? “We schedule Addison Oktoberfest to coincide with the opening of the world renowned Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, and we work to make it as authentic as possible,” says Barbara Kovacevich, director of special events for Addison. The Munich Oktoberfest opens Sept. 20 and runs until Oct. 5, 2014. Prost!