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Oktoberfest is celebrated each Fall.
Oktoberfest is celebrated at the end of September and ends on October 1. Greeley has a large German-Russian population so this event is popular.

Oktoberfest began in Germany in 1810.
It was began to celebrate the King's wedding. It was so popular that the tradition was kept. It is celebrated for 16 days starting at the end of September. The weather is usually better.

Greeley's Oktoberfest began in 1971.
A UNC professor hosted it in his backyard. Later it was moved to Lincoln Park in Downtown Greeley.

There is music, dancing, food and contests.
People come to polka dance, eat lots of food, listen to traditional German music, and to have fun.


Food Court

German Food Stand
Food Court Food Court Stand Serving German Food
pretzels Decorating pumpkins

Homemade Pretzels

Children Decorating Pumpkins
pumpkins Pumpkins
Decorated Pumpkins Decorated Pumpkins
Inflatables Traditional Dance
Children's Area German Dancers
Audience Learns a Dance Kids Dancing
Crowd Learns a Dance All Ages Were in Traditional Dress and Danced
Dancers Dancers
Dancers Dancers
Flash Video of Traditional German Dancing
Updated on June 25, 2011

 

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