Mt. Angel Oktoberfest 2008 :: Good eats!

Posted on | Monday, September 15, 2008 | 6 Comments

My belly is still recovering from overeating at the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this past Saturday. Matt and I took the evening off from working and home repairs to enjoy some live music and really good food in Mt. Angel, OR, which is about a 15 minute drive from where we live. What is Oktoberfest? Here's a brief description: "There is no more appropriate setting for an American version of the "Old World" Oktoberfest than in Mount Angel, Oregon. The small community was settled by German pioneers in the 1800s and readily reminds one of the rich Bavarian countryside. Oregon's oldest and best-loved Oktoberfest began in 1966 as a traditional harvest festival to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of creation. It is Oregon's largest folk festival."
And here are some highlights:



For several blocks in the quaint town of Mt. Angel, people were shoulder to shoulder and vendors lined the blocks.



People watching at sunset.



The impressive Glockenspiel.



I wore a Joie De Vie Jewelry longer necklace doubled with a lovely bird charm necklace (Thank you Blair & Tiffany.. again!!).




Very yummy sausages with sauerkraut and a side of curly fries started our evening of glutton. With of side of strawberry lemonade of course. Onto the next course...



Immediately following the sausages, we had an equally healthy serving of deep fried twinkies. I had never had this before but it was sure tasty and I could feel my arteries clogging with every bite. And then a few steps later...



Matt got corn on the cob. $1 an ear!



Nearly finished! And not to be outdone by Matt...



I decided on some Pecan fudge. Mmmm! And then I was scolded by the maker for taking a photo!



Charming bird baths made from old light covers. This one is the same one I have in my room! I love it.


Lovely nesting dolls. I wanted to snatch them all up.


Ahh~ marathon eating. I went into a deep food coma afterwards and passed out in the car ride home. Happy, full and content with my hubby. Until next year!

Comments

6 Responses to “Mt. Angel Oktoberfest 2008 :: Good eats!”

  1. tiffany
    September 15, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Its good to see you two live a little! :) looks like fun and everything looks delicious!

  2. laura
    September 15, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    droool

  3. LeeAnn
    September 17, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Oh boy,
    I love to go to these festivals just for the food!!! And I love it when people take pics of the food so I can live vicariously through them! :)

  4. Lindsey Elisabeth
    September 18, 2008 at 5:58 AM

    Oh, how I miss the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest! *Sigh*

    Less than a year until I can wear your beatiful flowers in our Cannon Beach Wedding!

  5. boody
    September 22, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    awwww, what a fun day!!!!! I love festivals! you look so cute, myra! As always! =)

  6. Melissa
    October 6, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    I never understand it when vendors get upset about taking photos. It's so hard to get advertising you'd think they'd be kissing your feet!

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