As the seasons change, so do the parties. Last year one of the most unexpected surprises that I came across was when I ended up attending Oktoberfest
at Canalside. I remember that the weather was not exactly the most inviting, but the giant tent set up at the Central Wharf was one of the warmest and merriest places I had ever visited. Inside was table after table of revelers, all enjoying traditional foods and beers. At the front of the tent was a non-stop dance floor that was packed with people from the time that I arrived to the time that I departed. Below are a few photos from the event that show the lively nature of the festivities.
This year things should be no different, other than I would imagine that there will be more people attending. If the weather cooperates it would be great to see Oktoberfest overflow outdoors with tables set up at the Central Wharf... though at the same time the tent offers a cozy retreat if the elements are at all harsh.
Here's this year's line-up for 2012, including a post parade to Lagerhaus 95!
Saturday September 22 | 2pm-10pm
2pm - Gates open
2pm - Marktplatz opens
2pm - Food and bar opens
2pm-4pm - Music by Schnickelfritzers
4:30pm - Keg tapping ceremony
5pm-10pm Music by the German American Musicians, Buffalo's Big German Band
5pm-10pm Bavarian dance demonstrations
9pm Marktplatz closes
9:30pm food closes
9:45pm Last call at the bar
10:15pm Parade to after party at Lagerhaus 95, featuring Jagermeister