Oktoberfest comes to Michigan City

Sage Santana, News Reporter

Prost! (Which is German for “cheers!”) Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and traveling fair annually held in Munich, Germany.  This festival takes place over a period of 16 days, with this past year’s festival starting on September 19.  Traditionally, the festival includes  a large consumption of beer, traditional German food, and enjoying other amusements and attractions. It is often regarded as a “bucket-list” item that many aspire to attend sometime within their life.  However, it can be difficult for the average Michigan City citizen to catch a plane to Germany.  Even though one may not be able to make it to Germany, and Oktoberfest is long over, there is still time to partake in the Oktoberfest festivities.

Oktoberfest is coming to Michigan City this weekend. The annual celebration of German heritage and customs will take place from 11:00am-10:00pm October 10th and 11th at the Senior Center in Washington Park. Those attending can expect a variety of German foods, beverages, music, and entertainment. The entertainment lineup on Saturday includes Eddie Korosa, who will perform from 12:00-4:30,  and Ein Prosit, who will perform from 7:00-10:00. On Sunday, Jim Enritti will perform from 12:00-5:00pm , and Steve Kowalczyk, who will perform from 12:00-5:00pm. The entrance fee for this event is $5.00 per person.

In addition to Oktoberfest at the Senior Center, there will be another Oktoberfest hosted by Queen of All Saints Parish.  Located at Notre Dame Parish on Saturday from 5:00-10:00pm.  There will be a German dinner, beverages, and entertainment.  A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Catholic Charities.

Now is the time to get out and take part in celebrating German culture and heritage by stopping by one of the Oktoberfest celebrations here in Michigan City.  Prost!


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