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Hague Oktoberfest a success

Event turns a profit

Katy Wells serves German food during the annual Hague Oktoberfest. Organizers are hailing the expanded event as a success.

Katy Wells serves German food during the annual Hague Oktoberfest. Organizers are hailing the expanded event as a success. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— “It is the committee’s intention to continue the three-day Oktoberfest weekend, but change the date of the Hague Oktoberfest to the third Saturday in September to avoid conflicts with other events,” he said.

This fall the Oktoberfest featured the local band Calamity Rock and dancing on Friday evening. The beer tent was open for business and food vendors served festival foods, burgers and dogs, and soft drinks.

Saturday the 2011 Oktoberfest included the award-winning Fritz’s Polka Band from Verona. Again there was the beer tent with several seasonal brews and shopping at the expanded vendor fair. There was also a children’s activity tent for pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, the bouncy house and other fall favorites. There was adult contests, such as the keg toss and the Miss Oktoberfest crown that went to the woman who could run the fastest and spill the least liquid from eight beer steins.

To wrap up Oktoberfest weekend, the Rev. Bruce Tamlin of Silver Bay presided over a non-denominational service on Sunday morning under the tent.

Hague Oktoberfest was sponsored by the town and businesses of Hague.

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