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July Haus Happenings

Jul 6, 2012   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Posts  //  No Comments

July Haus Happenings

Happy July to all!! I hope everyone is surviving the summer heat. We beat the heat in June with BBQ and cold beer!

We had a great turnout for the BBQ on the 16th. Everyone left with full stomachs and one lucky guest left with a full wallet after winning our raffle. I also want to thank those that came out, with a special thanks to the board members that stepped up to sell tickets for the event. PROSIT TO ALL!

We had our quarterly membership meeting in June, and had about 100 folks turn up. Keith gave us an update on our fundraising efforts and on the Moss street property.

Trivia night was packed!!! The “hefeweizens” were our guest host and they did a great job! Trivia night has become a very important income generator for the Haus, and has become a regular Friday night stop for many. So spread the word, the Haus is the place to be on Triva night. Well that’s enough about what went on in June. Here is what you can look forward to in July.

Remember we will be closed for the 4th of July. However as usual we are open for our regular business hours every other WED/THUR/FRI/SAT.

If you are interested in history the NOLHAM (New Orleans Living History Reinactors) meet at the Haus from 6 to 9 on July 19th.

On the 20th Rose Mancinni is co-hosting a “Singing in the Rain” Sing-a-long with the Ladies Aux. Pop-corn will be provided by the ladies, and it’s shaping up to be quite a hoot!!

On the 27th trivia night (fish taco night) returns!! Food will be served starting at 6:30pm, with trivia beginning at 7:30pm, as always play is FREE!!

The following day (the 28th) I will be cooking again and hosting the island beach party. The cost is $25.00 which includes your food and 2 boat drinks. You can check our web page for the menu I have a nice blend of island favorites to go along with some new menu items. Tickets are on sale now at the bar or from any board member. For all those that have contacted me about helping I will get in touch with you soon with details.

We will soon begin making 5,000 cabbage rolls for the festival. Chef Ursula Jackson and myself are going to be having day, night, and Saturday cook parties. Let me know if your interested in giving us a hand.

With the coming of Saints games in the fall we will need some folks who would be willing to cook, set up, and clean up for the games. If you are interested please contact me

For all former service members, American Legion POST 350 meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Haus. Membership is open to both men and women, and light food is served before every meeting. Many Haus members have joined POST 350 since the move, including me, come join us!

Last but not least we will hold a work party on the 14th beginning at 8am to pull apart the kitchen and do other inside Haus choirs, Tommy Mertz is the lead on this one. Whatever your gift or talent is we have a job for you, and if you lack a gift or talent one will be provided for you along with lunch and drinks.

Stay cool people and have a good July, see you at the Haus.


Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest 2011 Kenner, Louisiana

Dec 29, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events, Oktoberfest 2011  //  No Comments

Oktoberfest 2011 Time lapse Videos!


The Glass Mendacity

Nov 15, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events  //  No Comments

Everything You Need To Know For Oktoberfest 2011

Sep 15, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events  //  No Comments

River Town
Kenner, Louisiana
Where Williams Boulevard meets the River

Map it!

Click here to download the Oktoberfest flyer

Dates/ Times

First Weekend
Friday October 14th –  4pm till 11pm
Saturday October 15th  – Noon till 11 pm
Sunday October 16th – Noon till 8 pm

 Second Weekend
Friday October 21st  –  4pm till 11pm
Saturday October 22nd   – Noon till 11 pm
Sunday October 23rd  – Noon till 8 pm

Gate information

Members + 1 guest enter free
Children 12 and under enter free
Active military enter free
Lederhosen / Dirndl – Get in Free on Sundays


Soft Drinks / Water
Full Bars
Beer: 23 different beers  12 German, 5 European, 2 local and more (Click link to see a full list)

Beer & wine tasting on Saturday, October 15 —  Purchase Tickets:  Beer TastingWine Tasting

German Food

Main Dining Tent

  • German Potato salad
  • Bratwurst, Knockwurst, and Weisswurst
  • Sauerkraut
  • Red Cabbage
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Vegetables



  • Beef goulash with Spatzel noodles
  • Beef Rouladen


  • Beef goulash with Spatzel noodles
  • Pork Schnitzel with mushroom sauce


  • Beef goulash with Spatzel noodles
  • German style roasted chicken breast

Food around the grounds

  • Schnitzel Sandwich – Schnitzel with black forest ham and Swiss cheese on a Kaiser roll
  • Hot soft pretzels
  • Flammkuchen – German Pizza
  • Grilled Bratwurst, Knockwurst, and Weisswurst on a bun
  • Grilled Brat burger on a Kaiser roll
  • Grilled Cheese burgers
  • Grilled Kielbasa on a stick


  • Homemade cakes, cupcakes, and other sweets
  • Apple and Strawberry Strudel

German Music – Bands

Friday October 14th

  • 4pm -6pm The Brats
  • 6pm – 11pm Prost! and Dixie Hofkappelle

Saturday – October 15th

  • Noon – 3pm Holy Schnitzel!
  • 3pm-6pm The Brats
  • 6pm – 11pm Prost! and Dixie Hofkappelle

Sunday – October 16th

  • Noon – 3pm Miss Claudia & Her Bier Gartners
  • 3pm – 8pm Prost! and Dixie Hofkappelle

Friday October 21st

  • 4pm -6pm The Brats
  • 6pm – 11pm Prost! and Dixie Hofkappelle

Saturday – October 22nd

  • Noon – 3pm Holy Schnitzel!
  • 3pm-6pm The Brats
  • 6pm – 11pm Prost! and Dixie Hofkappelle

Sunday – October 23rd

  • Noon – 3pm Julie Council and Band
  • 3pm – 8pm Prost! and Dixie Hofkappelle

Children events

  • Puppet Show
  • Saturday, Two shows 2 pm and 4 pm
  • Sunday, one show, 3 pm
  • Face painting


Oktoberfest and German gifts. Stein, Hats, T-shirts, Flags, Glasses, Magnets, German Shirts


Deutsches Haus To Bring Oktoberfest To River Town

Aug 9, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Press Release  //  No Comments

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The annual Oktoberfest celebration sponsored by Deutsches Haus, a non-profit organization that has been celebrating and preserving German heritage and culture, will be held this year at River Town in Kenner.

Deutsches Haus and its members have been celebrating German culture and tradition in New Orleans since its creation in 1928. Oktoberfest, historically held at the Deutsches Hause’ former location in downtown New Orleans, has been the group’s signature event, drawing thousands of visitors and participants each year. Deutsches Haus was forced to relocate last year and has set up temporary operations at the American Legion Hall on Ridgewood drive in Metairie. This temporary location, however, is not equipped to handle the food, dance, and drink that have become the staples of Oktoberfest.

To fill this void, Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni has offered River Town as a venue for Oktobersfest 2011.

“We look forward to welcoming the Oktoberfest to the City of Kenner and hope it’s a huge success,” Yenni said. “We look forward to the opportunity to spotlight Rivertown”.

The celebration will take place Oct. 14-17 and 21-23.

Bringing record crowds last year, Oktoberfest, has become more than a place to try great German beer, but also Haus-made German food, live Polka and oompah music, and the now-famous German chicken dance. Oktoberfest’s hours will be from 4-11 p.m. on Friday Oct. 14 and 21, from noon-11 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 15 and 22, and from noon-8 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 16 and 23.

The Glass Mendacity

Aug 2, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events  //  No Comments

Lorelei und Schatzi

Jul 5, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events  //  No Comments

Lorelei und Schatzi
with special appearance by Gary Trumet of The Saurerkrauts

Accordian music, polka, yodeling, singing, German and Austrian folkmusic, dancing

Fun for all ages!

Saturday, July16th
Two shows ONLY first show 2 – 5pm / second show 7 – 10pm
Doors open for 1:00pm German food will be served.
Come for one show or stay for both.

Admission $10 per person / children 12 and under FREE

The Sauerkrauts Set To Perform At Deutsches Haus In July

Jun 20, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Press Release  //  No Comments

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 20, 2011

Metairie, LA – The public is invited to a special night of music and dance with the country’s finest German band, The Sauerkrauts, at the Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie, LA, on Saturday July 16, 2011 with two full shows from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m..

The Sauerkrauts are not your ordinary German Band. In addition to using a guitar, horn, and accordion to entertain crowds, they also play tuned cowbells, the musical saw, the hackbrett (hammered dulcimer) and Holz’rnes G’lachter (alpine xylophone). Their repertoire ranges from traditional Alpine folk music and Oktoberfest tunes to modern favorites played with a Polka flare. The Sauerkrauts include Robert Atwood, one of America’s finest accordion players, Christoph Hatcher, former USA Champion yodeler, and bandleader Gary ‘Franz’ Trumet.

Doors open for this family-friendly event at 1:00PM. Admission is $10 for the general public, $8 for Haus members, and children under 12 are free.

The Deutsches Haus was founded in New Orleans in 1928 to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language, and history of the German people. For more information about The Deutches Haus, visit or on Facebook at “Deutsches Haus.”

Saturday, May 28: Irish Ceili Dancing

May 19, 2011   //   by Brian Jones   //   Events  //  No Comments

Irish Ceili Dancing