Placerville celebrates German culture this fall

August 18, 2017 by  

The 7th annual Placerville Oktoberfest will be taking place next month, presented by the Placerville Downtown Association.

Residents of the city are being asked to get out their lederhosen and dirndls to wear to this celebration of German culture. The event will likely start off with the tapping of the beer keg. Later, there will be polka dancing, Bavarian music, and dance demonstrations. There will also be plenty of beer from local craft breweries and wine in the wine garden. In addition, there will be a range of traditional German food to enjoy, such as sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) and strudel (layered sweet pastry).

Other activities will include a Kids Korner, beer contests, and vendors. A popular event at the festival is always the Weiner Dog Race, which this year will take place in front of River City Bank. Entry fees for the race are $10 in advance and $15 a day. The dogs race on artificial turf and must be accompanied by a handler at each end of the course.

Organizers have likely invested in advertising materials such as brochures and posters that can be distributed in Placerville.

Placerville Oktoberfest will be held on Main Street on September 16 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Admission is free. To learn more, contact Alisyn of the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-303-8186.