Put on your lederhosen and grab your stein, Octoberfest is on the way

Are you ready?

It is almost time for one of Pagosa Springs’ biggest, best and most festive social events of the year.

This event is always held in October and this year it will happen on Oct. 11 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Community Center.

Can you guess what event we are talking about?

Just to give you a little hint: You will be treated to the best genuine hot German potato salad you have ever eaten, juicy brats on a bun, Bavarian-style sauerkraut, dessert and lemonade, coffee or ice tea. As if this isn’t enough, you will also receive a commemorative glass beer stein ready to be filled with a mighty fine micro-brewed beer or root beer. The children’s meal includes a hot dog, chips, dessert, and a non-breakable festive mug.

For those of you who still don’t know what event we are talking about, we’ll give you just one more little hint: You will be treated to the best polka band in this part of the country — none other than our very own Paukenschlagel Band!

You guessed it! We are talking about the seventh annual Pagosa Springs Oktoberfest.

So, get your Oktoberfest clothes and dancing shoes ready and hurry on out to purchase your advance tickets for this fun event. Tickets are available for purchase at the Senior Center, the community center the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce or The Plaid Pony.

Tickets prices are as follows:

• Adults $20 for advance purchase or $25 at the door.

• Children $5 for ages 5-12 (under age 5, free).

• Family rate of $40 for advance purchase or $45 at the door.

• Archuleta Senior Inc. member $12 for advance purchase or $15 at the door.

Beer will be sold for $3 and root beer and bottled water will be sold for $1.

To add to the fun, we will also be enjoying an exciting auction. Some of the items you might be lucky enough to go home with include beautiful high-end jewelry, a two-night stay at Coyote Hill Lodge, two rounds of golf along with a golf cart, two 36-inch nutcrackers (don’t you wonder what this is?), and much more.

We sure hope you won’t miss this special evening sponsored by the non-profit Archuleta Seniors, Inc. The funds received from this event will assist seniors in need with medical support (eyeglasses, dental care, hearing aids, etc.) and medical transportation, as well as provide social, educational and cultural activities for all seniors. Donations are tax-deductible.

More information regarding the seventh annual Oktoberfest will be provided in the next issue of The PREVIEW, just to make sure you don’t forget to attend this awesome event.