It is Oktoberfest season. The German American Society of Hollywood recently held its first of three Oktoberfest events.
There was plenty of German beer. Also, you could get an authentic German meal.
People of all ages enjoyed dancing and socializing together. The Auerhahn Schuplattlers, also known as shoe slappers, gave a performance.
And there was the Miss Oktoberfest competition. This year, Lori Duffy was crowned Miss Oktoberfest.
There was also live musical entertainment.
Early in the evening, Mayor Josh Levy and Michael Haas, president of the German American Society of Hollywood, untapped the keg to officially start the festivities.
Haas was pleased to see people coming together to have a good time.
Heather Stack was serving as a bar tender. “This is a great event. Oktoberfest is a celebration of life,” she said.
“I come every year. I like the music, dancing, food and beer. It is all very good,” John Wysocki said.
Nancy Allen also enjoys going to the Oktoberfest. “I like the dancing, especially the chicken dance and the beer. It is a lot of fun,” Allen said.
Andre Von Bloedau, a member of the Auerhahn Schuplattlers enjoyed performing traditional German dances. The Auerhahn Schuplattlers have performed in many places including the Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl. “It takes a lot of practice. It a demanding form of aerobics,” Von Bloedau said.
The German American Society of Hollywood will hold two more Oktoberfests on October 12 and October 26. The doors open at 4:00 p.m. at 6401 Washington St, Hollywood, FL 33023. Call (954) 322-6227 for more information.