Oktoberfest

Get out your Dirndl & Lederhosen! Germany is coming to the Grand Ledge Opera House on Saturday, October 14 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is a new addition to the Color Cruise Festival weekend in celebration of the harvest.  Our inaugural festival will honor Ernst and Barbara Floeter, longtime residents who emigrated from Germany in 1957.  They brought Old World to Grand Ledge, sharing talents and life, melding into proud citizens ofAmerica.  Join in a celebration of German traditions, food, music and beer.

Oktoberfest entertainment includes a variety of family oriented fun throughout the day.  We kick off the event at 1 p.m. with the Dick Hedrich Band, followed by Allegria. The Enrietti’s Band takes the stage at 6 p.m. to wrap up the festivities. Folks of all ages are welcome to join us for free Polka lessons at 2 p.m. provided by Renee Johnson. Children’s activities throughout the day include rock painting, take home crafts and a German coloring contest.

Dinner is available for those who purchase a dinner ticket. For $15, attendees will enjoy a special German meal from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Dinner consists of Wienerschnitzel, spaetzle, red cabbage and a dessert. Purchasing a dinner ticket in advance is recommended due to the limited number currently available. A variety of locally provided food is available for purchase, including assorted pretzels from Flour Child Bakery, Grand Ledge Masons brats and sausage, pizza from Domino’s of Grand Ledge and candied snacks from Nutty Buddies. Several beers will be on tap throughout the day including a special Sierra Nevada collaborative Oktoberfest brew. A variety of non-alcoholic beverages are also available all day. Tickets for drinks can be purchased separately at Oktoberfest.  

Admission to Oktoberfest is $5 per person. VIP ticket packages currently available for $35 and include admission, two beverages, German meal and an annual commemorative mug. T-shirts and limited edition Ernst Floeter 2018 calendars are also on sale.  For ticket purchases and merchandise information, please contact the Opera House at 517-627-1443 or gloh@gloperahouse.com. Keep up on the latest by following Oktoberfest-Grand Ledge MI on Facebook. Proceeds from Oktoberfest will benefit the Grand Ledge Opera House, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations for GLEAP (Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program) will also be collected.

Please contact us if you have questions or want tickets and merchandise information at 517-627-1443 or gloh@gloperahouse.com.