Featuring authentic German food to appease the heartiest of appetites, enough ice-cold beer to quench the thirst of a small army, music, games and strolling magicians, the German-American Klub’s Oktoberfest at scenic German Park is a party that many people refuse to miss.
Opening Thursday for a four-day run at 8600 S. Meridian St., the festival is believed to be Indiana’s largest celebration of German heritage and culture. Festivities get underway at 4 p.m. every day except Sunday, when the gates are open from 1-6 p.m.
A host of musicians are scheduled to perform, including The Indianapolis Liederkranz Brass Band, The Original Alpine Express, Jay Fox & the Bavarian Showtime Band, die Fledermäuschen Tanzgruppe, PolkaMotion, Henry Lee Summer (8-10 p.m. Sept. 8), Tastes Like Chicken (8-11 p.m. Sept. 9) and Flatbed Twitch (8-11 p.m. Sept. 10.
Admission is $5 per person ($5 per family Sept. 11); children ages 12 and under will be admitted free. Schedules for the bands can be viewed at www.indianapolisgak.com.