Ramble On

Sunday, September 27, 2009

In Munchen Stadt Ein Hofbrauhaus

A few weeks ago we got word that the folks up at the Mimslyn Inn (http://www.mimslyninn.com/) were putting together a plan for an Octoberfest in Luray. Mary and I immediately began to plan to be there.

The fest was yesterday, and although there was a quick blast of rain just as things were getting started - a couple of these photos were taken right after the little storm - it quickly cleared up and it was a splendid early fall day in the Shenandoah Valley.

We'd invited our home brewing (Beaver Run Brewery - http://beaverrunbrewery.com/) neighbor Dan to join us. I figure have a fellow beer lover with you for one of these things.

So for photo highlights, we have the oompah band and costumed dancers, other action around the main tent area...then the wursts and hahnchens, including Mary's and my plates as we took our seats under one of the tents - the food was terrific.
For beverage choices, there was Spaten and Dominion Octoberfest on tap, and among bottles available were Beck's and Beck's Octoberfest. Local Virginia wines could be found, and they had a number of little German souvenirs vendors on-site selling their wares.
Next week, there is a German style October Wine Festival at North Mountain Vineyard (http://northmountainvineyard.com/Oktoberfest.html) - Mary and I went to this event last year, and I have to admit it's tempting!

In any case, I'm looking forward to the event in Luray next year already!


Brian McGowan said...

"Glockenspeil, glockenspeil,
I can't feel my glockenspeil..."

Jim said...

How about, "in Munchen Stadt Ein Krankenhaus," which is Stan's preferred version?

Brian McGowan said...

By the way, love the new Hem song, too.

Anonymous said...

Still haven't figured out that Octoberfest in September thing yet!!


Jim said...

From Wikipedia, on why it's called Octoberfest -

The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese festival grounds) organized a great horse race (the marriage took place on October 12; the horse race on October 17 — therefore, there are different dates named as being the first Oktoberfest).

Go ahead, ask me another!