NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Deutsches Haus will once again bring Germany’s favorite festival to New Orleans on the banks of Bayou St. John for six days over three weekends in October. Mark the calendar for October 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 and experience authentic German foods, live music, dances and other activities, such as Masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding contest), Schnitzelbank (humorous German group sing-along) and many German bier selections that are only offered at Oktoberfest.   

With over 25,000 festival-goers, Oktoberfest rates of consumption are impressive, which is a measure of a good party in New Orleans, German-style. Here is it by the numbers:

Over two tons of German sausage

2,000 lbs of German Potato salad

445 gallons of sauerkraut and purple cabbage

200 lbs of German cheese

5,625 pretzels

1,000 German Pizzas

35 gallons and 12,500 packets of mustard

500 kegs of beer

600 bottles of wine

5000 shots of Schnapps

22 flavors of Schnapps

16 different German beers


The Chicken Dance will be ever-present, as will the classic sounds of Oompah music. Everyone is German during Oktoberfest, so join the fun and come to Bavaria on the Bayou at 1700 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Hours on Friday’s are 4 pm to 11 pm and on Saturday from 1 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $8 and free for children under 12 years old. There are a limited number of Oktoberfest Premium Passes being offered this year. The price includes all-day entry to the inside of the Deutsches Haus, an open bar and a variety of German dishes being served.

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