Written by Lynnette Hintze for dailyinterlake.com
I wonder if anyone has ever calculated how much beer has been consumed at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, since it began 200 years ago?
A staggering amount, to be sure, and I’ll have to admit I contributed a few pints to the sum total.
I’ve had Oktoberfest on my mind lately because I keep getting e-mails from the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce about its upcoming inaugural Oktoberfest — “Beer, Brats and Bavaria” — Oct. 14-17. This sounds pretty exciting.
After a mayoral toast and tapping of the first keg, a tradition still practiced in Munich, the Whitefish event gets under way Thursday with all kinds of crowd-pleasers, including a bratwurst-eating contest and competitions to see how many beer steins men and women can hold. And it sounds like there’ll be polka music ’til the cows come home.
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