This town is full of folks with a German heritage. They really know how to put on an Oktoberfest. Traditionally, it’s held the first weekend of Oktober (whoops, that should be October!). In 2013 it starts on Friday, October 4, and goes through Sunday, October 6. It’s held in the Marketplatz on the main thoroughfare in the downtown area. There are two venues (covered pavilions) for music and dancing, and in the Main Street tent, there is music to listen to as well as for sing-alongs. Beer is served at both venues, and there is a food tent offering a large variety of things to eat and drink. I believe they also sell wine in the two pavilions. This is another polka festival (of course!). Bands in the past have included Seven Dutchmen, Sound Connection, Czech & Then Some, Jodie Mikula, Ennis Czech Boys, Walburg Boys, Ed Kadlecek, Havlak Batla, Swingin’ Dutchmen, Polkamatics, and Janak Polka Band…..and more. You can attend one, two or three days, but there is a discount if you buy multiple days at one time. Make your plans now. The lodging fills up quickly. Even if you have to stay in Kerrville, it’s fairly close and a nice drive through rolling hills. After all, this is the famous Texas Hill Country. Visit www.oktoberfestinfbg.com.