Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 93
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June 29, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 93

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Sunday, June 29, 1975
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Alps Festival Authenticity, from entertainment to the wursts and sauerbraten, is the keynote of the third annual Oktpberfest-styled ; German Alps Festival in the Catskills, August 1 through 10, which this year is being held at Hunter Mountain, Hunter, N.Y. The festival was held the first two years at Purling. The Auer brothers--Anton, 19, and twins Peter and Joseph, 23, are coming from Germany's Sillersdorf, nearVBerchtesgaden; to play their13-fbot'l6rig Alpine horns. They were the featured Alpine horn players at the 1972 Munich Olympics. "V , Conductor Gunter Kuebler, who made a big hit at last year's festival with the Altburg band, returns from Germany with the colorful 34-piece Black Forest Brass Band Althengstett/Calw. Also returning from Germany is woodcarver Gustl Eich of Oberammergau, to head an expanded list of working craftsmen. Besides the Black Forest band seven other German-American oompah bands including two stroll- ing bands are scheduled. The music menu also includes zither playing by Toni Noichl and yodeling by Dotty Masel, . · : The Germania Alm.rau.sch Schuhplattlers (folk dancers) of Poughkeepsie, will perform daily as will the Schaefer family -- Erwin, Bobbi, and the four kids. Er-. win WU1 also play the Alpine cow bells./ ; ' ' ; ' '·' .;.-·, : - ·'. Other daily features include .the German puppet show Kasperle, hot-air balloon ascension, amusement rides, the new Alpenhaus Pavilion that will feature a huge Hummel figurine display and a Konditorei (German coffee shop). The Hunter Mountain sky ride will also be operating. The festival setting will liave over 200 gaily colored tents, including the main tent that will seat 3,000 persons and another that will seat 800. Available free are a full-color descriptive folder, a program sheet and area housing listing from: German Alps Festival, Box 297. Hunter, N.Y. 12442. 'Wilderness Road" plays at Indian Fort Theater in Berea, Ky., from : June 26 through Sept. 1 Crowd at the German Alps Festival last year. across Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a place shouting distance of the Reds' action and yet peaceful and quiet, so you could be relaxed and comfortable in your own room vithin a.very few minutes after leaving the stadium? "Wishful thinking" you say? Nonsense! Therefis just such a place, we call it Northern Kentucky. All you have to do-to get there from the ballpark is get in your car and drive over one of our bridges crossing our river. We believe nature located us here tor your comfort, don'tyou? , Northern Kentucky... not far from the madding crowd. For additional information mail in this coupon or write- nonnEr n KEimiCKY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU '223'Scoll Street Ccwinglon. Kentucky 41011 Pnone (606) 261-HOST Name .Address- City_ . State. _Zip. S'^a/r 1 ^V/fjjwqemc, '-funr 29, 197-j _..-,, CHARLESTON. \\' VA 25m i v / \ · r

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