September 18, 2011 (El Cajon) --The German American Societies of San Diego, Inc., hosts its traditional Oktoberfest on the first two weekends of October. Festivities will be held at the Societies’ headquarters at 1017 South Mollison Avenue in El Cajon.
Savor authentic German bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage, pastries, and of course—German beer. Hoist a stein and join in a toast (“Eins, Zwei, G’suffa!”) while enjoying traditional music performed by the Guggenbach-Buam band from Germany, just as you would hear in the beer gardens in Bavaria.
Hear songs from the chicken dance, to polkas and waltzes, dance or sing along to Oom-pah tunes. Guests can also enjoy traditional folk dancing performances, compete in games and contests, check out vendor and craft booths, and treat the kids to their own Kids’ Zone.
The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1810. Since then, the fall festival has gained popularity and spread around the globe.
For more information, see www.OktoberfestElCajon.com.