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German Fest brings traditions,
feel-good atmosphere to Cheektowaga

from page 1 German music band The Aus- SUMMER IN BUFFALO WITH A GERMAN TOUCH: The
landers perform at the Buffalo Frankfurters performed Aug. 17 in downtown Buffalo as part of
thing to have this year here. We've German Festival at Cheektowa- the M&T Bank Tunes at Noon series on Main Street.
had the music, we've had the danc- ga Town Park.
ers, the food, and the keg tapping. Facts about Germany
Now it's the Schtein Hoist." "It's great. I've been coming
here for years and it's a great Find facts about Germany on
Also new to this year's events chance to spend time with friends, the internet at www.tatsachen-ue-
was the involvement of Hamburg drink a few beers, and have some
Brewing Company, which un- really good food," said Greg Chr- categories/culture-media
veiled its Oktoberfest beer as part zanowski of Cheektowaga. "I
of the festival's annual keg-tapping heard Hamburg Brewing was
ceremony, held at 6 p.m. both coming this year. I didn't want to
days. There were at least 10 Ger- miss the Keg Tapping."
man beers offered, with supple-
ments to the usual Spaten, Tim Dove, also of Cheektowa-
Oktoberfest and Warsteiner selec- ga, said he's a fan of German food,
tions. especially sauerbraten. "You don't
have to be German to have fun
German soft and hard pretzels, here," said Dove.
potato salad, sausage, and other
traditional food items – including
a marinated beef dish with spaet-
zle, German noodles, red cabbage,
and sauerbraten – were available
for purchase with tickets at the
festival Markplatz. Additionally, a
Hummel look-alike (dopplegang-
er) contest was held.

For many, the event serves as a
perfect send-off to summer, while
giving locals a chance to appreci-
ate German culture.

AT THE NEW YORK STATE FAIR Edelweiss Schuhplattlers of
the Utica Maennerchor performed Sept. 2 under the director Gracie

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