Grab your Dirndl or Lederhosen and yodel your way down to the Opera House. Germany is coming back to the Color Cruise Festival at the Grand Ledge Opera House on Friday, October 11th from 5pm - 10pm, doors open at 4:30pm. "Oomph" music and dinner will be in the Grand Hall, which is handicap accessible.
The Opera House Oktoberfest began as a tribute to longtime residents Ernst and Barbara Floeter, immigrants coming from Germany in 1957. Together they brought the Old World to Grand Ledge, sharing their talents and life; proud citizens of America. This 3rd annual Oktoberfest, and future Oktoberfests, will be designated as "Floet-oberfest" in their honor.
We are excited to bring a bit of "Gemtlichkeit" again to our festival. A celebration in German food, music and beer, will provide family friendly entertainment throughout the evening. Polka music provided by the Dick Hedrich Band, and new this year, will be alphorn demonstrations by the Alporngruppe Alpentraum Duo. We are excited to once again, be collaborating with the GLHS German Club in promoting and celebrating German heritage.
Entry at the door is $5, additional tickets for the catered German dinner are $12, and available at the Opera House and ACE Hardware. Dinners are limited to 125 numbered tickets and served from 5pm until 7pm. Get your dinner tickets early, as past two years, they have sold out! Also available for purchase on site will be brats and sauerkraut. A 2019 commemorative 17oz (.5 ltr) glass Bierstein that includes a fill, is only $20. Feel free to bring your own Bierstein to enjoy Oktoberfest beverages in.
LOOK WHAT'S NEW!!! Bush Pretzels will be joining us with fresh pretzels for sale. Achtung! Prizes awarded for the Best Dressed, Best Polka and Best Stein of Oktoberfest 2019! All proceeds will profit the Grand Ledge Opera House, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
For more information, follow us at Oktoberfest-grandledge or Grand Ledge Opera House on Facebook, or call 517.627.1443. Reserve your dinner tickets today! Vielen Dank Auf Wiedersehen!