The Edelweiss Club’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest will be held at Clarksville Speedway, 1600 Needmore Road, on October 4-5. Festivities begin on Friday at 4 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Fest ends at midnight on both nights.
The menu includes fresh Schnitzel, Brats, German Potato Salad and Sauerkraut, along with plenty of beer served up under the Big Tent.
Entertainment will be provided by Pros’t and Mitter Nachers, with dance entertainment by the Schuhplatter and Holzhacker Folk Dancers. Admission is $5 per person.
The Ocktoberfest is the Edelweiss Club’s biggest event of the the year. There are more than 115 club members plus other volunteers help to set up, cook, serve, and work at this yearly event.
The Edelweiss Club has taken over the responsibility (with the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 525) of maintaining the Prisoner of War Cemetery, located on Ft. Campbell, KY. Buried in the cemetery are five German soldiers who were prisoners of war at Camp Campbell during WWII. On the 1st of November (All Saints Day) members hold a ceremony in keeping with German tradition, honoring all deceased soldiers.
More information can be found at clarksvilleedelweissclub.org