You are Invited to Oktoberfest West Michigan!

Oktoberfest is Coming Soon! It is already the end of August and we are gearing up for Oktoberfest West Michigan. Join us September 25-26th at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. Until then, we hope to inspire and tantalize you with some fun Oktoberfest fodder. For now sit tight, eat a pretzel, have a beer, and think Oktoberfest! Read more →

MUNCHIES – Oktoberfest by VICE

We know you’d like to go to Oktoberfest in München and so would we. Since we can’t do anything to help you get to Munich besides put on the best festival we can at home, here’s a consolation prize! Hang out with a dude and his camera crew as they eat and drink their way through Oktoberfest!

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GRFC Members to Officiate Fußball mit Freunden at Oktoberfest West Michigan

It has been a great year for soccer in Grand Rapids. One of the highlights has been the formation of Grand Rapids FC, a semi-pro soccer club currently applying for entry to the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) for the 2015 season. Setting Grand Rapids FC apart from many other clubs is the membership model that is both underwriting the team and… Read more →

Rare Dirndl

Fashion Designer Creating Unique Dirndls To Show 2014 Line At Oktoberfest West Michigan

In an earlier post we shared some tips for tracht shopping. Since then we have learned that there is a Chicago based fashion designer creating limited run and custom dirndls. We spoke with her and she has agreed to send some of her designs to us to show off at Oktoberfest West Michigan.     Rare Dirndl is a line of traditional… Read more →


Do You Speak Oktoberfest?

  Essential Oktoberfest Phrases   Oktoberfest West Michigan at John Ball Park is just over 3 weeks away! It’s time to brush up on some language skills. Here are some helpful phrases that will make you sound oberaffengeil or “top monkey cool” which is a good thing… probably. (click the link for more details about “oberaffengeil”).   Let’s cut to the chase. Beer!… Read more →