Friday, September 26, 2008

A Wee Bit Too Early for Oktoberfest?

I was on my way to dinner tonight in San Francisco when I ran into the year's first Oktoberfest street festival. Is it really that time of year already? I guess anytime is a good time for some German beer and polka dancing. ;-)

The block was closed on Front Street at California in the Financial District, so the area was crowded with a lot of after-work financial types hanging around drinking and waiting for the polka dancers to come on stage. Most of the food and drink were flowing out from Schroeder's, which I guess was the main sponsors of the street fair. A sign says they were celebrating 115 years, but I wasn't sure if that was 115 years of Oktoberfest or of Schroeder's. Anywho, I don't think the crowd really cared. I think they were just glad to have a street party on a Friday night. Woo-hoo, TGIF ... OKTOBER-STYLE!!


Anonymous said...

It's never too early for Oktoberfest! I've always thought it a bit odd that Oktoberfest starts in September, but the Germans don't seem to mind!

Chubbypanda said...

Darn straight it's never too early for Oktoberfest. Huh. My brother works in the Financial District. I wonder if he stopped by on the way home.

Anonymous said...

My husband will also tell you it's never too early for Octoberfest (he went to the local German restaurant last night for dinner and beer with the boys).