Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Join the Nampa Civic Center for the 6th Annual Oktoberfest

Once again join the Nampa Civic Center for the 6th Annual celebration of German culture. Authentic German Beer and Brats featured with live entertainment in the Garden. Join the Boise Edelweiss Band as they bring the sounds of Germany to our outdoor venue while you enjoy brats and beer under the beautiful fall sky! Get your tickets in advance to have more time to enjoy the festivities!

Tickets only $5.00 per person. Beverages and food available to purchase once in the garden. 

Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Running from late September to the first weekend in October, it is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but "die Wiesn", after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.

The Boise Edelweiss Band a is Idaho's premiere and oldest German music band serving the Treasure Valley for over 35 years, specializing in authentic Oktoberfest Beer Garden Music.  

Their musicians are among the best in the Treasure Valley and are dedicated to the joyful sounds of traditional German music guaranteed to get your fingers tapping and your feet moving!

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The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the sixteen days up to, and including, the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival would go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October, to mark the anniversary of the event. The festival is held in an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called Wiesn for short, located near Munich's center. Large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed, with almost 7 million liters served during the 16 day festival in 2007. Visitors may also enjoy a wide variety of traditional food such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezeln (pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Käsespätzle (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).

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