BGSU will host an Oktoberfest community event
The community is invited to join Bowling Green State University in celebrating German culture at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest Event hosted by the BGSU German Club and the BGSU Department of World Languages and Cultures from 6-10 p.m. Thursday in the Bowen’s Lenhart Grand Ballroom. Thompson Student Union.
The community event will provide an opportunity to learn and dance to German-American polkas and other popular music from Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution. New this year, the event will also feature Siebenbürger Sachsen, a traditional German dance group. In addition to dancing, the Oktoberfest event at BGSU will include a German buffet featuring bratwurst, German potato salad, and a cash bar serving soft drinks and beer.
Discounted tickets to the Oktoberfest event are available now on the BGSU German Club Facebook page or at EventBrite.com. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $20. Admission for BGSU students is free, but a $5 fee will apply for those eating from the buffet.
For more information, contact German Club BGSU Advisor Kristie Foell on [email protected]or Katlyn Wos, President of BGSU Oktoberfest, at [email protected]
About the artists
Aaron Dussing formed Polka Revolution in 2010 with two of his high school friends. Dussing sings in eight languages, specializes in authentic Alpine yodelling and plays various musical instruments, including the accordion. He is also a composer and a popular German internet radio personality. Dussing recently returned from a summer trip to Europe, where he performed with German and Czech polka musicians.
Polka Revolution has become an Oktoberfest favorite, playing shows in eight different states. The group is also experienced in ballroom dance music. Although they specialize in German music, Polka Revolution plays other European music, as well as American standards, jazz and rock.