"There’s nothing like a robust German festival to kick off the fall!

A large crowd showed up Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park for an annual Bavarian-style celebration as the community devoured bratwurst, sauerkraut and schnitzel while dancing to polkas, waltzes and the all-time favorite, the chicken dance.

In an environment of lederhosen, dirndls and frothy beers served in Der Biergarten to the sounds of an ompah band, many reminisced of years spent in Munich.

“Oktoberfest got its start in Munich in October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen,” said Cal Downey, who spent seven years in Germany. “The celebrations were repeated in subsequent years and later extended into September to take advantage of warmer weather.”

Check out Dana's report from this weekend's festivities at https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/community/oktoberfest-serves-up-old-world-fun-and-flavor/article_fe962958-36c3-11ed-90b0-0bb2441a8451.html