The return of the Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest means many things: beer, bratwurst and potato salad, Bavarian dancing and more beer. If any of these things sound appealing to you, be sure to grab your stein for three days of fun, beginning Friday, Sept. 21. at 5 p.m.
The event originally began as a private party for club members, but the public was invited to attend in 1979. The opening parade—which starts this year on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.—features the Muenchner Kindl, Munich Child, symbol of the city of Munich. The child is dressed in brown monk’s garb with golden stripes, similar to that of the Benedictine order that founded the city.
While your food digests, shop the gifts and souvenirs, which will include everything from mugs to T-shirts to jewelry. There will be plenty of amusement rides, included in the admission price. (Midway games cost extra.)
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest
49 Salem Church Road, Newark
366-9454 • www.delawaresaengerbund.org
Friday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 22, noon–11 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 23, noon–6 p.m. (Bars close one hour earlier.)
Admission: $9 per person
Parking: Remote parking will be located at Christiana High School, 0.7 miles south of the Delaware Saengerbund at the intersection of Salem Church Road and Chapman Road. It is $5 on Friday and Saturday, and free on Sunday. It includes a free shuttle to and from the event entrance gate.