Long the New Orleans area standard-bearer for Oktoberfest merriment, Deutsches Haus, the month-long festival that dishes out authentic German food, drink and music, is drawing large crowds to Kenner in October.
Deutsches Haus is all about authenticity, with German beers, cabbage rolls, bratwurst and goulash, as well as desserts in the German kaffeeklatsch tradition, such as strudels, apple cakes or variations on Black Forest cakes. And, that goes for the music as well. Acts, such as the Bayou Bavarians, Dixie Hofkapelle and the Brats, were scheduled to perform.
This is the festival’s second year in Kenner. Their home of 82 years on South Galvez Street was demolished in 2011 to make room for the forthcoming University Medical Center. Now the Deutsches Haus will use revenue from this year’s Oktoberfest to help build a new facility on a tract of land on Moss Street in Bayou St. John.
A story from NOLA.com: