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Where To Celebrate Oktoberfest in Connecticut

Florence Carmela
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Are you loooking for something fun to do for Oktoberfest in Connecticut? Well, there is a place in Ridgefield called Nod Hill Brewery that you need to check out. Oktoberfest started in early September at the Nodhill Brewery and is still continuing on Saturday afternoons, on September 30th and Saturday, October 7th so you can still join in on the live music, food and fun. The Nod Hill Brewery is located on 137 Ethan Allen Hwy (route 7) in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Admission into Nod Hill Brewery is FREE. If you are under the age of 21 you must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

''Drink to the end of summer and embrace the coming of fall over steins of hearty lager, good food, and celebratory music - Nod Hill Brewery in Ridgefield embraces the spirit of Oktoberfest during "Fest Season in the Biergarten," which runs from Sept 6 through Oct 8. The brewery will offer numerous German-style beers, including their Festbier, Märzen, Altbier, Kölsch, Gose & Dortmunder Export. Enjoy lagers by the liter, with authentic German-style gravity casks tapped on weekends. Each Saturday afternoon from 9/16 to 10/7, the brewery will feature live Oktoberfest müsik (polkas, brass bands, drinking songs). Walrus Alley will be serving brats, pretzels & more, with other food trucks visiting on weekends. A Steinholding competition will be held on Saturday 9/23, with the winners of the Men's & Women's categories invited to the official state championships in October! Come enjoy a uniquely festive setting in our Biergarten, with a casual & fun atmosphere that evokes an Old World feeling,'' according to the CT Bites website.

A bit of history...Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest, featuring an enormous beer festival and also, a traveling carnival in the country of Germany. ''It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria running from mid- or late-September to around the first Sunday in October, with more than six million international and national visitors attending the event. Locally, it is called d'Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest Celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event,'' according to Wikipedia.

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