Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun Fall Festival

It starts today! Berwyn's 9th annual Oktoberfest will be bigger and better than ever this year! They've added crafters and vendors on Grove by Stanley Avenue, tons more stuff for the kids, and new this year: Dogtoberfest! Of course there will be the carnival, two stages of music, and tons of food. Oh yeah, and it wouldn't be Oktoberfest without beer, would it?

Two bands I have to plug (because they're local and I sell their CDs) are The Boogers--on the kids' stage twice on Saturday, and Hurricane Gumbo at 5 on the Main Stage on Saturday. Yes, Hurricane Gumbo is my husband Jon's band, and they are so much fun for people of all ages! Click on the title of this post for the official website of this awesome event.

We'll be open late--until the last shopper goes home. I'll be sampling 3 flavors of the dip mixes: Heavenly Horseradish, Loaded Potato, and the very spicy Habanero and Green Chile. I hope you can come out and enjoy the great weather and all the fun stuff the Oktoberfest Committee has provided. As always, Oktoberfest is free of charge!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you should sell all very salty snacks and dips. That way, people have to drink more beer to quench their salt-related thirsts (ask Jonny H. about the time we went to the Chinese restaurant in Fort Dodge which specialized in EXTRA MSG and woke up simultaneously gasping because we were so thirsty. Oh, and we had KILLER headaches too). Then, you should sell the cute reusable cups the beer comes in. Or maybe the beer itself if you can get a liquor license quickly. I think this approach worked for the Ground Round which used to give customers free baskets of popcorn and/or peanuts in shells and then just sit back and watch those drink order some in... Have a great time at your 'fest, Laurie.