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Oktoberfest is great family fun

Posted By Bill Larson On Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 6:00 am In Events | No Comments

Oktoberfest ist groß Familienspaß

oktoberfestThe 30th Annual Oktoberfest brought to you by the Clarksville Edelweiss Club [1] will be held on October 1st (4:00pm – midnight; with Opening ceremony at 6:00pm) & 2nd (2:00pm – midnight) at 790 Economy Drive, off of Hwy 76, by I-24’s Exit 11.

Load up the car, bring the whole family, and come do the chicken dance with a 6′ tall chicken! Enjoy music by Pros’t and Die Mitter Nachters. The Wood Chopper & Dancers from Toledo, OH will be performing several times each night. There are carnival rides for Kids of All Ages. This is your chance to experience the wonders of Germany right here at home in Tennessee!

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Come on out! We are waiting

Discover amazing German food including schnitzel, brats, chicken, German potato salad, kraut, made fresh each day, with Funnel cakes, German cakes and pastries and Bavarian nuts for dessert.See the complete menu below. Their are more than 100 Edelweiss Club members, plus other volunteers who help with the setup, cooking, serving, at this yearly event.

New this year will be the opportunity to have your photograph taken in front of a selection of custom backdrops including Alpine scenes.

Recognizing the tight economic times the Clarksville Edelweiss Club has reduced the price of admission this year. Admission is $5.00 for Adults, Children 10 & under Free, Ages 11-16 $4.00. Active duty, Reserve, and National Guard soldiers receive $1.00 Off Admission with ID. Be sure to bring additional cash to buy for tickets to purchase items including food, drinks, carnival rides, and souvenirs while at the fest.

“We had a very good turnout last year considering that we were in a new location due to the closing of the Clarksville Fairgrounds.” said Oktoberfest Chairman Dwayne Mann. “The forecast for this years festival could not be any better, it’s the perfect weather for Oktoberfest!”

Mann wanted to reassure people who felt that Oktoberfest was only about drinking, “Oktoberfest is about so much more than drinking! This is a celebration of German culture that the Clarksville Edelweiss Club shares with the surrounding community, so come on out and have a great time!”

For more information contact Dwayne Mann at 931-624-5475.

Tickets

Tickets are required to purchase food, drinks, carnival Rides, and Souvenirs [3]

Tickets are required to purchase food, drinks, carnival Rides, and Souvenirs

All purchasable items at the Oktoberfest require you to buy tickets.

  • Tickets for Food, Drink, Souvenir’s are purchased directly from the the Edelweiss club and cost 50¢ each. Dinners can run up to 16 tickets ($8.00) though there are cheaper meal options available.
  • Tickets for the Carnival Rides are purchased separately from the carnival, and are only usable for their rides.

Menu

From the Kitchen

  • Schnitzel Dinner w/Potato Salad, Sauerkraut & Brotchen
  • Schnitzel w/Brotchen (Sandwich)
  • 1/2 Chicken Dinner w/Potato Salad & Brotchen
  • 1/2 Chicken w/Brotchen
  • 1 Bratwurst w/Potato Salad or Sauerkraut & Brotchen
  • 1 Bratwurst w/Brotchen (Sandwich)
  • 1 Kinder Brat w/Brotchen (Hot Dog)
  • Gurke (Big Pickle)
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Enjoy amazing German foods!

From the Pretzel Haus

  • Big Hot Pretzel (Baked) (Salted or Without Salt)
  • Radish Bread (Rettith Brote)
  • Gurke (Big Pickle)

From the Kaffee Haus

  • Black Forrest Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • German Cheese Cake
  • Apple Strudel
  • Carrot Cake
  • Cupcake or Brownie
  • Big Funnel Cakes (Elephant Ears)
  • Hot Coffee

From the Bier Garden

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Plenty of brews to enjoy, please drink responsibly!

  • Warsteiner
  • Samuel Adams Oktoberfest
  • Lowenbrau (Original Import)
  • ST. Pauli Girl (Import)
  • Becks (Import)
  • Becks Dark (Import)
  • Miller Lite
  • Bud Light
  • Michelob
  • Amberbock
  • O’Douls (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Wine Coolers

Beverages Haus

  • Coke and Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Dr Pepper
  • Bottle Water

German Roasted Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pecans

Oktoberfest Staff

Club President

  • Jim Nolen

Chairman

  • Dwayne Mann and Glenn Martin

Department Heads

  • Schnitzel Haus: Eva Gonzalez
  • Pretzel Haus: Inge Perkins
  • Kaffee Haus: Gabriele Eisemann
  • Cake Stand: Mary Banes
  • Funnel Cakes: Rob Brown w/ Fox Football Team
  • Ticket Booths: Karla Mazerik
  • Security: Sgt. Brian Prentice MCSO
  • Braut Wurst stand: Dallas Meadows (aka Junior) & Ben Gonzalez
  • Bier Garden: Jim Nolan & Heidemarie Smith
  • Souvenir Shop: Kay Mann
  • Soft Drink Concessions: Mary Baines
  • Gate Sales: Baily Gafford

Photo Gallery

About the Clarksville Edelweiss Club

edelweissclub [9]The Clarksville Edelweiss Club was formed on January 9th, 1981 by the State of Tennessee as a not-for-profit organization, for the purpose of upholding and promoting German heritage and tradition. The Club presently has members of both German and American decent. But you don’t have to be of German decent to be a member. The Edelweiss Club is a social center for folks of a common heritage and their friends. It is a place where you can have fun, sing, dance, meet old friends, and make new ones.

Club meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00pm of the month at the Edelweiss Club of Clarksville (2300 Coke Road [10]). Guests are always welcome!

Since its founding the Edelweiss Club has supported many community projects such as: Veterans Transportation Service, American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” Clarksville/Montgomery Community Action Agency, Big Brothers and Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, Customs House Museum and Culture Center, Christmas at Clarksville, German Easter and Christmas Service at the Beautiful Savior Luthern Church, Loaves and Fishes, Human Society, Salvation Army, Boy Scout Troop 525, The Shelter for abused women, A scholarship at Austin Peay State University

Become a member!

The Clarksville Edelweiss Club is in the middle of a membership drive. It only costs $25.00 to become a member and that lets you take part in all of the club activities. It’s a great value! There will be Informational booths at Oktoberfest, and you can sign up there!


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