The signs are obvious: pumpkin lattes, turning leaves, schoolbuses making the rounds, piles of pumpkins and cinnamon-scented pine cones at the grocery store. Fall is officially here. (OK, OK: meteorologically speaking, it’s not until Sept. 23. But we all know the truth: pumpkin lattes are the true harbinger of autumn.)
There’s one more way you can tell that autumn has arrived, and that’s Oktoberfest and Harvest Celebration at Shorty’s Garden & Home from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. Kindly set aside your objection that it’s September, and Oktoberfest ought to happen in Oktober—er, rather October. You really won’t care once you’ve had a pint of beer and a big fat pretzel, or after you’ve taken a whirl with your polka partner. Due to all the ale, lager, wine, and hard cider at this event, it’s a 21-and-over gathering, so leave the kinder at home, don your best pair of lederhosen, and put a feather in your trachten hat: this evening is going to be wunderbar! Here’s what you can expect to do:
- Eat lots of German food, prepared by Beaches Restaurant and Catering
- Drink beer, wine, cider, and soft drinks
- Enjoy authentic German music from Donaumusikanten, direct from Bavaria
- Support the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation with your ticket purchase
The Oktoberfest and Harvest Celebration will be held at the Vancouver Shorty’s location, 1006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Tickets are $20 each, available online at www.fvrlf.org. Click here for tickets, and then choose the “register” button. Sorry, no refunds can be given—but even if you can’t make it, the money goes to a good cause! The Foundation makes our excellent library system even better by building public and private initiatives that enrich life-long learning throughout our community. To learn more, visit www.fvrlf.org.