What Is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest has been held in Bavaria (a southern province of Germany) since 1810. It was originally held as a wedding celebration for the crown prince and princess, and over the years has morphed into what it is today: at 2+ week festival celebrating beer, food, and German culture in general. In Germany, communities have their Oktoberfest anytime from mid September to the end of October. See this link for more details.
Is This A Halloween Party?
No! Better! It’s an Oktoberfest party! Now is the time to break out your Lederhosen and Dirndls and dance the night away. The polka is the traditional dance of Oktoberfest, but our live band will be playing a great variety of music to fill the dance floor. If you do show up in a Halloween costume, that’s ok too!
What Are Lederhosen anyway? And What The Heck Is Dirndl?
I Don't Like Beer, Should I Bother Coming?
Yes! We will have wine and a few spirits available for purchase if you don’t wish to test the kegs.
I'm Gluten Intolerant. Is There Anything Special For Me?
Yes! We will happily provide you with a bunless wurst (that’s how the Germans eat them anyway!) and you’re safe with the roulade, sauerkraut and potato salad. We will also have a keg of Lonetree Cider for your sipping pleasure.
How Will I Get Home Safely?
Complimentary shuttle rides will be provided between 10 PM-2 AM by Beaupre Bus Service.
If It Isn't On Social Media, Did It Ever Happen? How Should I Tag My Pics?
Use the following hashtag - #hintonoktoberfest
Do Rotarians Just Like To Party?
Yes! But better than that, we love giving back to our community. Every dollar of profit from this event will go back into initiatives to serve our community, so don’t be shy to drink up for the cause.
What Has Rotary Done For Hinton Anyways?
To name a few:
How does buying a table work anyways?
It's great to buy a table for you and your friends because:
Oktoberfest would not happen without help from the following sponsors:
Sports Experts is your place in Hinton to order Oktoberfest costumes. (optional, but it adds to the fun!)