If you are itching for Oktoberfest, but can't wait another seven months, someone was thinking about you. Mount Angel is not that far from Portland and they will have beer, wine, sausages, music, but no weiner dog races this time.
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From Press Release:
Dust off your lederhosen, starch up your Bavarian Dirndl and join the happy folk of Mount Angel for a fun-filled weekend of celebration in honor of the Wurst.
Mount Angel. Oktoberfest and the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce are teaming up again this year for the last blast of winter. Wurstfest, a celebration of the mighty German (wurst) sausage, takes place in the Oktoberfest Community Building, 500 S Wilco Hwy, on Friday, February 12, from 5:00 p.m. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“till 11:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, from noon ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“til 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 14, from noon ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“til 6:00 p.m. This is the weekend before Ash Wednesday and the start of the austere, Holy Season of Lent.
Included in the $10.00 adult admission fee is a half liter, Spaten souvenir Bavarian glass beer mug, easily worth the price of admission. Four thousand mugs are available on a first come first serve basis. Sunday, February 14 is Saint Valentine's Day and we will have a special gift for the ladies — a $10.00 gift card to one of Mount Angel's great restaurants, the Glockenspiel, Bavarian Haus or the Mt. Angel Sausage Company.
Area sausage makers present for sale the best of their wurst — bratwurst, bockwurst, frickadelwurst, famous Oktoberfest sausage and many other variations garnished with sauerkraut, grilled onions and the Benedictine Sisters award winning Monastery Mustards. On tap are world famous Spaten Biers from Munich — Premium Helles, Optimator, Helles Bock, Pilsner, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, along with the ever popular Bud Light.
There will be a wide array of regional wines, non-alcoholic drinks and potions. For a cold winter day, try a steaming cup of Bavarian GluÃƒÅ’Ã‹â€ hwein (hot mulled wine). Select cheeses, sausage pizza, baked goods, Extreme Chocolates, roasted nuts along with hot dogs and chicken nuggets for the kids round out the food offerings.
Non-stop music at Wurstfest features Oktoberfest favorites — Mount Angel's own Z Musikmakers, the Greg Meier Bavarian Quartet, JaÃƒÅ’Ã‹â€ germeister Volkmusik and others.
Children accompanied by an adult are admitted free until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and all- day on Sunday.