|The Klub Haus - location of Oktoberfest|
|Madeline's face painting|
|The Bean Bag Toss|
Outside of the Klub Haus was a large tent. There was German music, German dancers, beer sales and more food sales. There was a nice crowd, however one thing that would've made the festival better would've been the encouragement of dancing by festival goers. The entertainment was more for show vs participation, with the dance floor filled with demonstrations. The encouragement of participation would've kicked up the festival a notch.
|Madeline has one volume - LOUD!|
|David & Madeline waiting for Regatta|
|My little pumpkins|
|Let's hope they don't grow up fighting like cats & dogs!|
|Madeline look across the St. Croix at Wisconsin|
|Trying to bribe gulls to come back|
As we headed across a huge lawn area, on our walk back to our car, David and I noticed a river-side bar/restaurant that was packed with people. And here is constructive criticism #2. If the tent area of the festival was moved into the large grass area that David & I had walked across (closer to the bar), the festival might even draw from some of those patrons. Either that or move the festival up the road and make it more of a street festival, thus encouraging festival goers to meander in and out of the shops, possibly boosting sales in the shops. Yet, all in all, although the festival could benefit from a few tweaks, the festival itself was pleasant.
|Woo Hoo....how exciting, a flour mill historic site - Ha!|
I enjoyed a wonderful weekend of exploring with the family. I had a great time....too much fun, however, because I have been struggling to catch up on all my chores during the week. Oh well, you know what they say, "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy"......or puts Mama in the loony bin!