Story by Kayla Amorosa and Mallory Noone.
Oktoberfest is traditionally a festival held annually in Germany. However, central Europeans aren’t the only ones that get to celebrate in the festivities.
The owners of the Alpenhaus, Manuela and Jeff, decided that New Milford needed a change of scenery. Given that the couple had previously lived in Germany, they immediately noticed the difference between American versus Bavarian culture. This is when the two proposed the idea of Oktoberfest.
This renowned German folk festival features traditional German dancing and music. In New Milford, performances were put on by Studio D and HSV Bavarian and authentic German music by the international group Alpine Squeeze.
Thanks to the Alpenhaus restaurant, you don’t have to be German to enjoy Oktoberfest. Auf Wiedersehen!
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