Friday, November 14, 2014

Say Goodbye to Summer with Fall Decorations and Oktoberfest



Disclosure: I was given a pair of tickets to attend the Oktoberfest dinner at the Nugget in Sparks. All the comments and opinions are my own.




I like to mark the official end of summer by the annual Oktoberfest celebrations that occur around the Reno and Sparks area of Nevada. Since I’m not a beer drinker, I’ve been assured I am missing the best part of every festive event. I personally believe it’s the apple strudel accompanied by coffee and the lively music and chatter of the crowd.





A delicious feast for Oktoberfest was held in a different area of the local casino and hotel this year, on the second floor past the Rose Ballroom. The elevators and escalator made it easy for guests to get up to the event. It’s surprising how much food was set out in several buffet style areas to help diners get through the line quickly after filling their plate with traditional German cuisine. 



Desserts were neatly arranged on tables throughout the room. Yum! Apple strudel and chocolate cake were arrayed in a magnificent display.

D├ęcor for Oktoberfest 2014 consisted of barrels, silk fall foliage, pumpkins, and Western-style open wooden fences.



 
The scenery and music for this fete changes from year to year while celebrating the change of seasons and goodbye to fall.









23 comments:

  1. I have never partaken in an Oktoberfest celebration. Part of me feels like I am missing out on something awesome.

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  2. My husband and I went to our first Oktoberfest celebration a couple years ago, in Chattanooga, TN. My husband's ancestors were German so he was very excited to attend. He got to try all the German food and beer. It was like a kid at an amusement park!

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  3. Oktoberfest sounds like a lot of fun. I don't drink beer, but I would love all the food.

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  4. I've never been to an Oktoberfest festival. Like you, I am not a drinker. I didn't realize they also offered other things! The food looks appetizing. Thanks for educating me!

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  5. I have never gotten to attend an Oktoberfest! I wish I had. I am about to attend a Wursfest.. are they similar or no?

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    1. I checked out Wursfest in Google. They have German food, particularly sausages, music, and many of the participants wear traditional festive German clothing. Drinks include beer, and there is entertainment. Sounds very familiar to the Oktoberfest. Have fun!

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  6. I've never gone to an Oktoberfest celebration. There's a huge one near us that's supposed to be really neat.

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    1. I hope you get to go, Pam. It's really nice to look around and enjoy yourself.

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  7. I love Oktoberfest celebrations! They are so festive and fun. And typically have great food and beer.

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  8. Oktoberfest is so important in Germany. They say you can't miss that day. I see why.

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  9. I have never done Oktoberfest, but have always been intrigued. Now my daughter is dating a guy from Germany, maybe we'll have the chance some day!

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  10. I would love to attend an Oktoberfest celebration. Thanks for your recap and I would definitely like to try to go next year!

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  11. Oktoberfest is always such a great event. Good people and good food!

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  12. What a fun event! I want one of those pretzels!

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  13. I haven't attended an Oktoberfest this year. Looks like you had great food

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  14. I love going to Oktoberfest's and the beer fest, but, I would gladly enjoy some apple strudel and coffee and be totally content with that.

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  15. This looks like it would be so much fun,. I have never been to an Oktoberfest .

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  16. That looks like fun. I really want your pretzel. :)

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  17. The decor was so festive and perfect. It would have been fun to just look at everything!

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  18. There is something similar in Frankenmuth, MI, close to our home. I think they're fun, and I love that they had those big pretzels!

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  19. Oktoberfest is the BEST! I go to my town's every year and have so much fun.

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  20. I love the fall decor too! Looks like a delicious time!

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