Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Getting a jump on Germany's Oktoberfest

A Bensalem club will offer Bavarian food, beer, music, dancing and other entertainment Saturday at its annual Rocktoberfest.

Getting a jump on Germany's Oktoberfest


The United German Hungarian Club will get a head start on Bavaria’s 134th Oktoberfest with a modernized Rocktoberfest on Sept. 15 in Oakford.

Home-cooked Bavarian food, such as bratwurst, leberkaese (veal loaf) and potato salad will be sold, in addition to hamburgers and hot dogs. There also will be desserts and German beers.  

The gates to the club’s grounds at 4666 Bristol Road (one mile west of Neshaminy Mall) will open at 6 p.m., with a half-price drink specials offered till 8 p.m.

Entertainment will start at 7 p.m., featuring The Kirko Band and Bigg Romeo.

The event will go on, rain or shine, in tents and the clubhouse.  Admission is $5; free for children under 13.

The following weekend, the club will celebrate Oktoberfest with two days of food, music, dancing and soccer games. Gates will open 1 p. m. Saturday and noon Sunday, with the festivities running late into the night.  Admission is $5 each day; free for children under 13.

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