Tuesday 25 October 2011

Oktoberfest 2011

Hey Guys,

So once again I decided to attend yet another community event. This one entitled "Oktoberfest", was of course another great experience.  It reminded me somewhat of what us Jamaicans host back home on occasion called "Market on the Lawn" by Devon House in Kingston, but still was slightly different. There were numerous vendors were present showcasing the many products and services they had to offer, but all in all, the event was a "beer" festival representing multiple cultures.

In an attempt to provide some insight here, Oktoberfest may be described as a 16–18 day beer festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and runs from late September to the first weekend in October. It is noted to be one of the most famous events in Germany, and is the world's largest fair, with more than five (5) million people attending each year. Having been held since 1810, Oktoberfest is recognized as an important aspect of Bavarian culture, and there are other cities across the world that also hosts Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

As it relates to celebrations here in Orlando, Florida, on the second weekend in October, Celebration Town Center becomes a German biergarten (beer garden), where autumn is celebrated with live music, food and assorted vendors, falling leaves on Market Street, hay rides and more. Upon visiting in my attempt to partake in the activities within my community, I was able to acquire once more, some Jamaican food. I had authentic jerk chicken, served with rice and peas, as well as macaroni and cheese. Best believe that "hit the spot", it was great, lol!

The event in and of itself was all too entertaining. It was fun not only to see all the vendors and what they had to offer, but the crowds response in relation to same, especially those expressions of astonished children. Below I share with you, images of the well coordinated event, a simple, but fun activity, that contributed to an amazing weekend for me.


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