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FIRST ANNUAL GENUINE GERMAN OKTOBERFEST*
 HELD IN THE MIDWEST
21-22 September, 2002

Ellis County Fair Grounds, Hays, Kansas at Exit 157, Interstate 70


Activities include:

 Polka Bands:
 Olmer Wittman,  Country Dutchmen,  Hermanetts, 
 Ed Pfeifer Band


German Food
Craft Booths
Music and Dancing
Polka and Square Dancing
German Story Telling
German Singers
Polka Mass
Fun Games for the Kids

 

Schedule of Events:
 

 Saturday, September 21, 2002

10:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies with Bukovina Society German Singers
Food, Beverage and Craft Booths open after ceremonies

  1:00 PM

Crowning of 2002 Prince & Princess
Traditional Wedding March

  3:00 PM

Wheat Threshing Demonstration

  5:00 PM

Dance Lessons Begin

11:00 PM

Closing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 22, 2002

10:00 AM

Polka Mass with the Country Dutchmen and the Catherine Choir
Food, Beverage and Craft Booths open after Mass

  1:00 PM

Dance Contest
Selection of 2003 Prince & Princess

  3:00 PM

Wheat Threshing Demonstration

  4:00 PM

Polka Bands Jam Session

  6:00 PM

Ending

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact:  Leo Dorzweiler, Chairman   norm_dorz@hotmail.com
Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest Association
2260 Catharine Road
Hays, Ks  67601
785.625.5394
 


*The Bukovina Society has been involved in annual Oktoberfests for nearly as long as it has been in existence.  The first entry was with the long established Oktoberfest sponsored by the Volga German Society of Ellis County, Kansas at the time of homecoming at Ft. Hays University.  The Bukovina Society sponsored a booth for several years featuring ethnic delicacies, primarily "hemetschwangers" an apple filled pastry.  When merchants from the city of Ellis, home to the Society headquarters, began an annual Oktoberfest, the Society was asked to conduct opening ceremonies and staff a booth.  This continued until the city changed the celebration to a Fall Fest.  A new Oktoberfest event has been scheduled for Hays in addition to the traditional fest associated with the Ft. Hays University homecoming.  The Society again was asked to participate in the opening ceremonies.

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