Oktoberfest Time! American German Club of the Palm Beaches Home of AGC's 40th Oktoberfest - October 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20
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Crowd having a fun time at the AGC Oktoberfest

 

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Next to the Christmas tree, Oktoberfest is the most popular German custom that Germany has ever exported to the rest of the world. The German (actually Bavarian) celebration of beer and good times has gradually caught on in many parts of the world.

Every year the American German Club of the Palm Beaches hosts its traditional Oktoberfest on the second and third weekend of October. Held on ten acres of ground, under our pavilion and massive tent, our "Original "Oktoberfest" is one of the largest in the country! We offer authentic German cooking such as Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, Original Hofbräu Bier, imported from Munich/Germany or domestic beer, liqueurs, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, and for dessert some German pastry. Enjoy traditional folk dancing, choral singing, and sing-along's with two Bands coming straight from Germany. Folk dancing performances will be featured, vendor & craft booths, Carnival for all ages and a kids’ zone. Bring your family to the American German Club and experience a real German Oktoberfest! Plenty of parking.

Admission: Adults $8, Children under 12 with paying Adult admitted Free.


Kurt with young Oktoberfester 

Dear Guests:

It is time for Oktoberfest 2014. We are delighted to invite you through this, our Oktoberfest Website to attend two weekends of great Family Fun at our 41st Oktoberfest. Like every year; this year we have also organized for you an extensive Oktoberfest program, two authentic German Bands "direct in" from the great Munich Oktoberfest, great food items and of course great beer.

Now some people may wonder what is so important about this beer-happy family festival.

For one, particularly here in the USA this festival brings hundreds of thousands of fans together at one table in an atmosphere of "Friendship and Gemütlichkeit" with people of all nationalities. Moreover; right after the Second World War the German festivals in particular gave the former wartime enemies a chance to approach one another and celebrate together - the mingling of cultures with beer and Bavarian band music. Most Americans enjoyed their time in Germany and brought parts of the German culture; especially the Oktoberfest, back with them to the USA.

This was also how the first Oktoberfest came about here at the American German Club 41 years ago. It all started as a Sunday picnic very much like the first Oktoberfest in Germany when King Ludwig threw a weekend party to celebrate his wedding. I hope you enjoy our informative presentation and look forward to seeing you at our annual Oktoberfest.

We, the members of the American German Club welcome everyone to join us at our 41st Oktoberfest.

Herzlich Willkommen

Kurt Freiter – President

Liebe Gäste:

Es ist wieder an der Zeit für Oktoberfest 2014. Wir laden Euch recht herzlich zu unserer Oktoberfest Website ein. Verbringt mit uns und Eurer ganzen Familie eine schöne Zeit. Unser 41. Oktoberfest findet an zwei Wochenenden statt. Wie jedes Jahr haben wir auch diesmal ein tolles Program rund um unser Oktoberfest für Euch zusammengestellt. Zwei Bands kommen direkt vom Münchner Oktoberfest. Wir servieren traditionelles Essen und vor allem das allerwichtigste, das deutsche Bier.

Nun mag mancher sich fragen, was denn so wichtig an diesem Bier Fest sein soll.

Gerade hier in den USA hat es auch hun-derdtausende von Fans und bringt in geselliger Atmosphere von "Freundschaft und Gemütlichkeit" Menschen aller Nationalitäten an einen Tisch. Gleich nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg boten gerade die deutschen Volksfeste den ehemaligen Kriegsgegnern eine Gelegenheit, sich einander zu nähern und gemeinsam zu feiern. Völkerverständigung mit Bier und Blasmusik. Die meisten Amerikaner genossen ihre Zeit in Deutschland und brachten einen Teil der Lebensweise, vor allem aber das Oktoberfest, nach den USA mit.

Das war auch so bei unserem ersten Oktoberfest im American German Club vor 41 Jahren. Es war ein Sonntag Picknick; fast so wie das erste Oktoberfest in Deutschland. König Ludwig feierte seine Hochzeit an einem Wochenende auf der Wiesn. Ich hoffe dass Ihr meine Kurzgeschichte als herzliche Einladung annimmt und wir die Mitglieder des German American Clubs Euch alle herzlich begrüssen dürfen.

Herzlich Willkommen

Kurt Freiter - President


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