Friday, September 16, 2011

Oktoberfest in Mount Angel, Oregon

Some Family Fun for the Weekend...


The small community was settled by German pioneers in the 1800s and readily reminds one of the rich Bavarian countryside. Oregon's oldest and best-loved Oktoberfest began in 1966 as a traditional harvest festival to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of creation. 
It is Oregon's largest folk festival.
Mt. Angel is located 18 miles northeast of Salem on Highway 214. Founded in the late 1800s by German settlers, this town has an Old World flavor which is heightened by the many Bavarian style storefronts and the beautiful Benedictine Abbey. They celebrate their German heritage each year during the Oktoberfest.


Mt. Angel Abbey, set high above Mt. Angel on a 300 foot bluff is a century old Benedictine monastic community built in 1883 by Swiss Benedictine monks. Views from the bluff include Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, as well as the lush Willamette Valley farmland. The beautiful library, designed by Alvar Aalto, stores a priceless collection of illuminated manuscripts, and features a display of rare, hand printed books.
Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.

Four Days of Fun-Filled Activities
"September 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2011"

Open Thursday - Saturday From 11 a.m. 'til midnight.
Open Sunday from 11 a.m. 'til 9:00 p.m.
Continuous live music on four stages
Free Kindergarten with rides and shows Friday and Saturday night street dancing
Over 50 Alpine food chalets serving a wide variety of ethnic foods
Large Arts and Crafts Show
Traditional Biergarten, Weingarten and Alpinegarten
Over 30 musical groups featuring the Original Donaumusikanten from Germany Courtesy Lufthansa
Cruz-n Car Show