Oktoberfest - STL Programs
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Good Times Band, VolksMusic and
longtime local favorites the Soulard Blues
Band and The Wendls.
New performers include Bumbershoot
Aerial Arts of St. Louis.
A TASTE OF MUNICH
Two new restaurants joining this year’s
event are Iron Barley of St. Louis and
Schnitzels & Giggles, a traveling Bavarian
restaurant from New Hampshire. The
famous Piller Pretzels will be directly
imported from Bavaria.
Iron Barley owner and chef Tom
Coghill will serve authentic German
food, including hendl, fire-roasted
chicken leg quarters; klops, savory
German meatballs; schweinshaxe, black
beer-braised pork shank; bockwurst, a
house-made veal and pork sausage; and
side dishes such as spaetzel, Rhineland
potatoes and carraway cole slaw.
Returning food vendors include G&W
Sausage and other local favorites.
For years, a 75-year-old German
immigrant and retired tool and die
maker has opened the first keg of beer
and presided over the event as “Mr.
Oktoberfest.” Decked out in lederhosen,
his stein held high, Gerd Goetz has led
thousands in rousing rendition of the
German drinking song, “Ein Prosit.”
“Everybody howls and screams,” Goetz
says. His Oktoberfest getup includes a
hat in the shape of a beer barrel from
the granddaddy of all Oktoberfests, the
Munich Oktoberfest. “I get on the stage
and make the people happy. I like to do
it to keep the German heritage up.”
YOUNG AND OLD
While Dad or Mom enjoys regular
festival, bring the kids down to the
festival to enjoy the latest state-of-theart carnival rides such as a big Ferris
wheel, a carousel and other traditional
big carnival rides.
The Soulard Oktoberfest Benevolent
Association, a 501(c)3 organization,
was established in 2004 to raise funds
for the benefit of Soulard area nonprofit
organizations and St. Louis area German
Germany’s Dorfrocker returns to Soulard Oktoberfest to perform more of its festrock music.
cultural organizations. Over the past 11
years, the Soulard Oktoberfest Benevolent
Association, predominantly through
its largest event, the annual Soulard
Oktoberfest, has raised more than
$400,000 for 22 different organizations.
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Friday, Oct. 9 — 5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, Oct. 10 — 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, Oct. 11 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
GENERAL FESTIVAL ADMISSION: $5
*Admission is free if you wear traditional
Friday, Oct. 9 — 5 p.m. to midnight: $45
Saturday, Oct. 10 — 11 a.m. to midnight: $75
Sunday, Oct. 11 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: $45
*All 3 Events (Friday Night, Saturday and
Be sure to get your photo taken with Gerd Goetz, a.k.a. Mr. Oktoberfest.
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