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! http://www.invitations-unlimited.com/projects/vintage-oktoberfest-invitations/ Read more →
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!
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 →
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 →
I now know what I will be listening to on my way to Oktoberfest West Michigan. On repeat.
Truthfully, I’ll probably listen to it a lot before then too. I can’t believe I’m only now discovering this song.
Hi Friends here are the German Trends… Before I move on to Schlagermusik I’d like to encourage you to tune your earbuds to Dein Puls (mobile). This radio program from Bayerischer Rundfunk is at least as cool as your Spotify mix. I’m not joking, you will thank us. The DJs speak German but they play a good mix of cool music from all over the… Read more →
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 →
Trachten is High Fashion at Oktoberfest. For one weekend this fall you may see people pulling their most treasured clothing out of the back of their closet and proudly wearing it to John Ball Park with wide smile and a “Prost!” on the tip of their tongue. You may call it a costume. It may remind you of a renaissance… Read more →