You might never to get to Germany for Oktoberfest, so Stage North is bringing Oktoberfest to you!
As you enjoy some old timey polkas and lively dance music by The Diamonds, feast on a late night lunch of bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad from Tony’s Custom Catering.
While you’re at it, try some great German-style craft beers out of your free beer stein; you might be tempted to believe you’re in a beer hall in Munich. Beer geeks will be thrilled to learn that their stein can be filled with a highly acclaimed hefeweizen from Brauerei Fahr in Turner Valley, or a Helles-style lager from Edgerton’s Ribstone Creek.
Or how about one of our own Dog Island’s award-winning brews alongside the more traditional offerings of the Slave Lake Elks?
Oktoberfest is a fundraiser that will allow Stage North to bring in a children’s entertainer and support youth performing arts in Slave Lake.
“Every year we try to bring in a kid’s show,” says Len Ramsey of Stage North. “So far we have brought in Fred Penner, Al Simmons and Flying Bob with assistance from community groups like the Rotary and Team Epic. This year we came up with the idea of doing a fundraiser to offset costs. We’ve also been asked to help some community performing arts groups, and this will allow us to help them too. So long as it helps provide greater access to the performing arts, we’re all for it.”
Don a dirndl or lace up your lederhosen, or just come as you are! And if you don’t already know the lyrics to Ein Prosit, the classic German drinking song that is a toast to cheer and good times, you will definitely know it by the time you are done!
Doors open at 7:30 and music starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Legacy Centre. Tickets are $50 each at RE/MAX Realty, Rotary Library and online at www.stagenorth.org.