Ian McNulty at the New Orleans Advocate has written an article that is a little bit about Oktoberfest and a lot about the transition to the new Haus:
The scale of Oktoberfest at Deutsches Haus is measured over three weekends in beer kegs by the hundreds, sausage and schnitzel by the thousands, and German potato salad by the ton.
This year, however, the German cultural group behind Oktoberfest is on the cusp of something even bigger, and it goes beyond the party about to unfold on its grounds.
Read the full article here
Oktoberfest started Friday October 5 at 4pm! What’s new this year?
- New Orleans’ own Urban South Brewery has created an exclusive beer for our event: FestBier. It’s similar to a Märzenbier, a lager between pale and amber.
- A new Children’s Corner with games and crafts from opening to sunset. With guest craft leaders from the Children’s Museum and Rhino contemporary arts on some days.
- Souvenir mugs will celebrate our 90th Anniversary. Yes, Deutsches Haus has been in New Orleans for 90 years!
- Sponsor Walker Volkswagen will have 4 new autos on display.
- And of course, lots of good German beer, food and music on the banks of Bayou St. John.
- Admission is $8 – Children 12 and under free. *More Info*
Celebrating our 90th year!
The 90-Thousand-in-90-Days-to honor-90 Years campaign made its goal of $90,000! The campaign is to support the transition and move into our New Haus at 1700 Moss Street along Bayou St. John. Our campaign ended on September 9, 2018.
We appreciate EVERY contribution, support, and best wish, we’ve received.
As one of the oldest and largest cultural organizations in the city, we are proud of our mission to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language and history of the Germanic people. Construction of our new Deutsches Haus on Bayou St John is down to mostly interior work with completion anticipated in November of this year in time to celebrate our 90th anniversary in our new home.
To read more about our history click here.