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    by worldglobetrotter Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In conjunction with Fort Hays State University's Homecoming celebration, the 2005 Oktoberfest will take place Friday, Sept. 30. Things kick off at Frontier Park at 11:30 a.m. with the annual keg tapping and will conclude at 7 p.m.

    The theme this year is "OZ-toberfest: There's no place like homecoming."

    There are many booths at Oktoberfest, including the infamous bierocks by many student groups, Oktoberfest T-shirts, and the ubiquitous beer booths. If you're into polka music, you're in luck.

    This year, the FHSU Theatre is putting on "Cabaret." My favorite musical of all-time. Unfortunately, I was too much of a chicken to try out for the role of a Kit Kat Girl. *sniffles* Oh well...life goes on!

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    by coloradochris Written Nov 14, 2005

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    This area of the world was settled by the VogaGermans that came from the Volga River in Russia. The area has a wonderful german heritage with festivals and attrictions. One of the main events that is a must is OctubreFest or OctoberFest for the English. The festival is a bunch of old VolgaGermans and yound college students drinking German beer, dancing to polka and eating Bearrocks.

    A must see,
    The festival is once a year and is the last Friday of the Month in Sept.

    I'll get some pics of the festival up on this page in a few days.

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