20th Sep, 2011

Celebrate Oktoberfest on Texas Hill Country Home Search

Visit Fredericksburg Texas Hill Country homes during the lively Oktoberfest.  No event harkens back to the German beginnings of Fredericksburg Texas real estate, homes, and land like Oktoberfest.  Genuine Bavarian hospitality and merriment fills the Marktplaz and hundreds of bed and breakfast establishments tucked into the Hill Country real estate around Fredericksburg.

Now a community tradition, Oktoberfest began in 1981. The 31st Oktoberfest celebration will be Friday, September 30, 2011 through Sunday October 2, 2011 when Texas Gemutlichkeit will fill the streets with song and dance, toasts and feasts, games and contests.

The heartbeat of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg (pop. 10,000) features a vibrant community, excellent schools, great restaurants and shops, world-class museums, plentiful recreation and beautiful homes and Texas ranches.   Fredericksburg is located 70-75 miles northwest of primary homes in San Antonio and southwest of Austin homes.

This year’s highlights include Czech Folk Dancers of West and Cadence Cloggers.  New events being rolled out this year include the Oktubafest, Chicken Dance Around the Square, and Dominoes tournament.  All weekend, there will be entertainment, exhibitions, great food, contests, tents full of juried artisans, and lots of fun for children.  And everyone so looks forward to the hearty menu of German and Mexican-American foods plus American, Texas, and imported beers.

Look at the list of bands and music groups that will sound out the oompah, polkas, and waltzes this year:  The sound Connection, Havlak Batla Polka Time Band, San Antonio Combo, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Seven Dutchmen, Tuba Meisters, The Polkamatics, Village Bank, Ed Kadlecek and The Fun bunch, The Bandaids, and Swingin’ Dutchmen.

Admission is $6, $1 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6 years old.  With the help of community volunteers, Creative Arts Alliancesponsors the festival.  Proceeds go to support the local arts and student scholarships.

In 1846, Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach of German renounced his title, taking the name of John O. Meusebach.  Meusebach led the “Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas” as well as the “Noblemen’s Society” as they fled the failed Revolution of 1848.  The educated group of Germans refused to learn English and stuck together in Fredericksburg and other independent Texas communities.  Excellent museums follow their footprints.Charming Fredericksburg retains the robust work and play ethic of its forefathers.

For expert guidance in your personal search for the ultimate piece of the Hill Country, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE – Premium Texas Real Estate at (830) 992-0056.

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