What better way to commemorate Oktoberfest than al fresco on a Sunday afternoon?
What better way to commemorate Oktoberfest than al fresco on a Sunday afternoon? Wainwright House is celebrating the world’s largest beer festival with a festival of its own on September 27 from 1-5. Not only will guests enjoy all the traditional beverages and culinary delights associated with Oktoberfest and Steuben Day (for the American Revolutionary War soldier), but they will also be honoring the country’s oldest holistic center and supporting its many programs as well.
In Bavarian culture, Oktoberfest traditionally celebrates the harvest and takes place in September in the weeks leading up to the first Sunday in October. Beer gardens originated in Munich in the 19th century as outdoor areas where guests assemble at shared tables.
With the goal of having everyone reap the benefits of Wainwright’s harvest of classes, a hard-working committee is set to transform the property into one of the biergartens of Germany, where guests can taste beers while overlooking the harbor.
Butler Brothers Market Place of Harrison is providing authentic, home-cooked bratwurst and sauerkraut, knockwurst steamed in beer, warm German potato salad, potato pancakes with apple sauce, soft pretzels, and plenty of desserts.
Mamaroneck’s Half Time, which offers the world’s largest selection of beers online, is providing a great selection of their brews for beer enthusiasts. A presentation by a cicerone – think sommelier for beer- will cover grains, flavor, and beer styles.
Hans and the Alpine Boys, along with Bavarian folk dancers dressed in lederhosen, will provide the entertainment. In addition, radio station 107.1, The Peak, will be on hand to liven things up. Listen to the station in the coming days to win a complimentary set of four tickets, three for general admission ($55) and one for a designated driver ($35).
For tickets, visit www.wainwright.org or call 967-6080.
—Janice Llanes Fabry