The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on October 15, 1987 · 361
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 361

Miami, Florida
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Thursday, October 15, 1987
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Oktoberfest merrily serves up best Bavaria The MIAMI HERALD Thursday October 151987 i i t By WENDY SHAFFER Herald Staff Writer Palm trees may replace alps but everything else is genuinely German during Oktoberfest in Fort Lauderdale starting this weekend A trip to Bubier Park is the next best thing to a Bavarian vacation World’s Finest Rattan Florida’s Best Prices Twice the Quality ’A We Ship Anywhere during the free six-day event sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department “The whole setup is like a typical German beer garden The beer The smell of bratwurst” said Cecilia Armstrong a member of the German American Club of Fort the Price 979-5777 POMPANO FACTORY OUTLET WAREHOUSE 1901 WmI Copini Road Lauderdale “Everybody that’s not been to Germany that’s one place they can go and experience it” This is the 11th year for the festival patterned after Munich’s 177-year frolic and the first time the event will be held over two weekends 473-4556 SHOPS AT BROWARD 0104 W BROWARD BL VO PLANTATION MON-SAT 10-4 SUN 1-5 “We had such a great turnout last year 25000 people we decided to give it a try" said Paul Jamieson the city’s special events coordinator who expects twice as many this year “Besides going over two weeks we can attract bands we never had before” Featured under the giant blue-and-white Bavarian beer tent will be Thomas Arzberger the Alpine Yodeler from Germany the Continentals of Washington DC and the Sauerkrauts formerly of Ep-cot Local entertainers include Bill Schoenfeldt’s Swinging Bavarians Herb Kusber’s Mountain Kings and the Uwe Zehme Show “We make a real effort to make our Oktoberfest very authentic" Jamieson said “The funny thing is the Germans are trying to make their Oktoberfest more Americanized because of all the tourists and we are trying to make ours more German” Giant ceramic pretzels strolling yodelers Alpine horns and revelers dressed in traditional dirndls and lederhosen will contribute to the authentic atmosphere “I’d like to tell everyone if they have a dirndl or lederhosen to wear it and join in” Armstrong said “The more the merrier” The food is authentic too Actually with more than 30 varieties of German fare from apple strudel to Zwiebelfleisch the event should be called Okto-ber’feast’ Or how about Okto’beer’fest in honor of the official beverage of Bavaria? Twenty-five taps will pour domestic and Dinkelacker beer Officials estimate that more than 120000 glasses of brew and an additional 500 cases of German wine wine coolers and schnapps will be consumed Prosit! Hallandale Celebration offers a hometown party By VICTORIA FLOYD Herald Staff Writer Hallandale observes its 60th anniversary Saturday and Sunday celebrating its evolution from a rural tomato-growing area to the hometown its residents know today “The city once upon a time fought with Dania to be called the tomato capital of the world because the area was full of tomato patches" Mayor Arthur “Sonny” Rosenberg said During the early years farming dominated the area Then condominiums sprang up and the mak neighbors Published Sunday and Thursday Dorothy Klein Editor Rebecca Ross Albers Assistant Editor John Kircher Advertising Manager Office 721-1400 Circulation: 979-3770 9341 NW 57th St Tamarac Fla 33321 Oktoberfest this weekend as Steve Brownstein did last year OKTOBERFEST WHEN — noon to midnight Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 pm Sunday and Oct 23-25 WHERE — Bubier Park at East Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale COST — Free DETAILS — 761-5360 ing of a city began The free celebration which will be held at the Gulfstream Race Track in Hallandale includes a 20-piece barbershop quartet Rick Carmen and the Starlighters a Dixie jazz band the Gold Coast Cloggers and a celebration of the bicentennial of the US Constitution A western shoot-out country music Locomotion Children’s Theatre and the Broward Ballet Academy will entertain adults and children who will be able to sample offerings from an international food fair o

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