Halt deine Lederhosen fest!
(Hold onto your Lederhosen!)
We are getting ready for the last dinner event of the year. The Carter Oktoberfest has become a tradition born out of love for Rebecca’s father, Rudoph Ebrahard Sommer. Rick has perfected the old German family recipes that Grandpa Sommer brought to America.
Prepare yourself for some of the very best homemade sauerkraut, red cabbage salad, traditional Rouladen (stuffed meat rolls), beer mustard and brats grilled until brown and irresistible.
As always, we will have our traditional “Root Beer Tasting.” What would an Oktoberfest be without a good root beer?
Finish up with an array of German deserts, including Rebecca’s favorite, Bienenstich or “Bee Sting Cake.”
Join us on Saturday, October 24th for loads of German traditions,
Rick and Rebecca
The first Oktoberfest was held on Oct. 12, 1810, and was originally in honor of the wedding between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig—the future King Ludwig I—and Princess Therese of Sachsen Hildburghausen. The wedding celebration lasted for five days, ending with the horse race on Oct. 17, and included many of the traditions and parades you still see at the festival today.
At this point in history, Bavaria was still in its early stages of being an official kingdom, so the celebration helped the people establish their cultural identity as well as provide entertainment for the masses. While the horse race portion of the festival ended after 1838, and beer wasn’t really a big part of it until 1887, the public appreciation and celebration of Bavarian history and tradition still lives on in today’s Oktoberfest. Vistawide