Do you like beer? We thought so. Come on out to the Village @ Squaw this Saturday for the yearly shit-show that is Oktoberfest. Here are some details from the sierrasun.com OLYMPIC VALLEY â?” Welcome the arrival of fall at The Village at Squaw Valley USA, when The 8th Annual Village Oktoberfest celebrates beer, bratwurst and Bavarian-style fun from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Beer lovers and traditional German fun fanciers will gather at The Village at Squaw Valley for a variety of entertainment, including Joe Smiell and his 20-piece Bavarian band on the main stage. The Almenrauch Schuhplattler and Alpentanzer Schuhplattler Austrian Dance Troops will be another lively addition. The Village at Squaw Valley Oktoberfest will also provide plenty of interactive fun and prizes. The Oktoberfest Games pitch festival-goers in heated competition with Stein Holding, Keg and Barrel-Rolling Races and the Bratwurst Toss, a whole new spin on catch. Guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of the event by wearing traditional Lederhosen and Austrian clothing.
Along with the free entertainment, attendees will find plenty of refreshments at the Biergarten, including Gordon Biersch, who will tap a traditional barrel of Festbier to kick-off the festival, Spaten Premium lager, Spaten Oktoberfest, Trumer Pilsner, Buckbean Black Noddy, and Franziskaner Hefeweizen. The first glass of beer is $10, which includes a 1/2-liter festival stein and one beer. Additional beer tickets will be available for $5. There are beverage options for everyone, like non-alcoholic Clausthauler, and to feed the sweet tooth in everyone, Sprechers Root Beer floats. Guests also can savor traditional German bratwurst with sauerkraut and a variety of other items served at the eight Village restaurants. The event and entertainment are free, and proceeds from beer sales benefit the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Foundation. Must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer. For more information on The Village at Squaw Valley Oktoberfest, visit www.TheVillageAtSquaw.com or call (530) 584-6266.