Celebrating all things German
Minocqua’s first Octoberfest
by Laurie Lenten
It’s time to dust off the Lederhosen and get ready to celebrate all things German at the innaugural Octoberfest in Minocqua 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the new Torpy Park Pavilion.
The Minocqua Brewing Company will be hosting this first-of-its kind celebration in the Island City and what a celebration it is shaping up to be.
Brewer Ted from The Minocqua Brewing Company will be on hand serving up Octoberfest beers from breweries throughout Central and Northern Wisconsin, while Chef Scott Conley will be cooking up traditional German fare including wiener schnitzel, brats and kraut, German potato salad, Black Forest cake, and other mouthwatering offerings.
And what would an Octoberfest celebration be without a German brass band playing all of those fun Oom Pah Pah waltzes throughout the afternoon.
Just in case the weather isn’t in a festive mood, organizers have plans in place to cover the sides of the pavilion to keep everyone inside warm and cozy.
Tickets for Octoberfest are $35, which includes dinner and two beer tickets, and are on sale now online at www.eventbrite.com/e/octoberfest-in-minocqua-tickets-70785773153. Tickets are limited, with only 300 being released, so be sure to buy yours now. Additional beer tickets will be available for sale the day of the event.
The Torpy Park Pavilion is located at 806 US-51 in downtown Minocqua.
For more information on Octoberfest, call The Minocqua Brewing Company at 715-356-2600, or log onto www.minocquabrewingcompany.org and follow the Events link.
Laurie Lenten is a freelance writer who lives in Rhinelander. Her articles also appear in Northwoods Commerce, Northwoods ‘boomers and Beyond and Living on the Lake magazines.