Oktoberfest opens on Saturday September 25 at 2pm with German music, food, beer, dancing, and Cleevagheevin contests. Not quite sure what Cleevagheevin is? It’s a contest to see who can lift and hold the greatest number of full beer steins and is one of the highlights of Stoudt’s Oktoberfest! The celebration continues for the next five Sundays from 12 to 6 pm. There is different music every week and tickets can be bought in advance or as a packaged deal. Stoudt’s is proud to carry on their heritage in the Gemutlichkeit Bier Garden with live German music and authentic German food.
There are many other beer festivals happening throughout the month as well. The Reading Liederkranz is celebrating their 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest from September 30-October 3 and Berks Beer Barn is hosting a sampling of Lancaster Beers on Friday October 8 from 3-5 pm. If you thought the Oktoberfest beer at Stoudt’s was plenty, then you’re in for a treat because they are also having their Microwbrew festival on October 16th. This is one event that your taste buds will be glad you didn’t miss, especially since there is more German food and of course beer sampling!
What better place to celebrate German beers and culture than in PA Dutch Country? Book your stay today at a Lancaster PA bed and breakfast, the Amethyst Inn, so you can stay near all the events. Plus, you’ll have a quiet room to return to and get a good nights sleep before another round of Beer Festivals 2010.