Kiwanis Oktoberfest - West Alexandria

65.) Kiwanis Oktoberfest – West Alexandria – October 8, 2011

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When I arrived in West Alexandria for the Kiwanis Oktoberfest, I realized it took place right next to a cemetery…

…an eerily foggy cemetery…

…that got eerier as I got closer to the festival.

But as I bravely continued, I went to where the fog seemed strongest…

…and happily realized it was only pork chops.

Taking place in Peace Park…

…the majority of the festival was contained among three passages lined with booths…

…where you could find used books in boxes…

…cheap shirts and sunglasses…

…and a lot of crafts.

For the kids, there were some nice activities…

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…including wheel spinning, putt-putting…
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…jumping…

…face-painting…

…and even Treasure hunting…

…although Dow Chemical’s sponsorship did make me a tad uneasy.

Food-wise, there was plenty to select from…

…whether it be apple butter…

…homemade treats…

…Italian, BBQ…

…or a funnel cake.

But other than the Lutheran representation…

…and the kraut…

…the food wasn’t very German.

In fact, the festival overall was a family-oriented (and dry) town festival more than anything else and that’s fine and dandy…but it wasn’t really an Oktoberfest…

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…even if band’s music was appropriate.

Actually, I’d like to compliment the band…

…for dressing appropriately as well.

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