Saturday marked the 210th anniversary of King Louis I and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, which most common folk refer to as Oktoberfest. This year an Irish twist was made on the event for which hundreds of participants and festival goers turned out for.
There was music, a parade, fresh street food, a tattoo booth, and of course, lots and lots of beer. The abundance of the alcohol did make a visitation from the town’s new perennial folk hero Wade Schitt, more tolerable, as he was seen this time leading the parade float caravan across town, while pitching rock-hard jawbreakers from his lawnchair throne. From atop there, he also proclaimed his ongoing beef with Mayoral race opponent, and incumbent, Adriana Nahum. An obscenity-laden tirade flung toward the crowd which consisted of children as well as adults.
The parade didn’t just contain uncouth irritants though, an entire army of locally-owned businesses followed behind with incredibly interesting floats in tow, inviting all onlookers to show up in support of their entertainment venues and partake in the various creature comforts on offer.
In addition, there was also a themed ball, in which Las Almas’ best dressed couples took to the dance floor for a whirl around to enchanted melodies which flowed from the event’s excellent acoustical setup.
As the evening wound to a close, live music filled the air, to dance away the night to. It was truly a mesmerizing night to remember, even for the tragically sober!
We hope that you were able to join us last night Las Almas. It was quite the show! And it would take one hell of a college try to outdo a street festival with the charisma and charm of this one.