Tulsa Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest Time!
Oktoberfest Time!

Yesterday I headed to River West Festival Park to partake in all of the festivities that Tulsa’s Oktoberfest has to offer.  With the cool autumn breezes rolling in here, it was a perfect day for being outside and enjoying the fest.

At Oktoberfest, first thing’s first: surveying the beer selections.

So Many Wonderful Beers to Choose From
So Many Wonderful Beers to Choose From

After checking out all of the great selections that they had to offer, we decided to get our first beers in the Warsteiner tent, where I was thrilled to see that they had one of my very favorite beers, Kostritzer, on tap.

Yay Kostritzer!
Yay Kostritzer!

This beer is very dark but not bitter, and has a bit of a smooth chalky texture.  I enjoyed it immensely.

Kostritzer Goodness
Kostritzer Goodness

Satisfied with beers in hand, we took a leisurely stroll around the fest to have a look at everything.  Oktoberfest has entertainment, food, and fun for all ages, including a ride area.

Oktoberfest Rides
Oktoberfest Rides

They also have an incredible food selection, with many German food offerings including traditional German potato pancakes, schnitzel, different bratwursts and kraut, European selections like the beef wellington roll that I tried, and American fair favorites.

Fun Fair Food
Fun Fair Food
Schnitzel Stand
Schnitzel Stand

My vegetarian friend tried the veggie pita, which she described as a salad in a pita.

Veggie Pita
Veggie Pita

My beef wellington roll had a delicious flaky crust with spicy meat inside and the roll with my Kostritzer was an amazing combination.

Beef Wellington Roll & Kostritzer
Beef Wellington Roll & Kostritzer

We ate our food in the Warsteiner tent and enjoyed the live music and dancing.

Oktoberfest Fun
Oktoberfest Fun

After lunch, we checked out some more of the entertainment, and there was plenty of it – from a rock band to indie music to traditional German polka to festive rooftop dancers, they had it all!

Rooftop Dancers
Rooftop Dancers

My friend tried a turkey leg from one of the stands, which was smoked to perfection.

Turkey Leg Goodness
Turkey Leg Goodness
Happy Joey
Happy Joey

We tried a different beer in the Warsteiner tent, the Warsteiner Braumeister, which was a red beer with honey and caramel tones.  We enjoyed this beer very much, too, and with beers and turkey in hand, we headed to the party tent where people were kickin’ it to old world polka music.

The Chicken Dance Tent
The Chicken Dance Tent
Chicken Dance Mania
Chicken Dance Mania

We ended our day with a taste of the German cheesecake, which my friend Noriko liked because it was light and not too sweet.

German Cheesecake
German Cheesecake

It was definitely a fun filled day, and if you have stopped by Oktoberfest yet, there’s still time as they are open all day today!

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