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Lawton ready for Oktoberfest

LAWTON, Okla. - The sights, smells and sounds of Germany will be in Lawton this weekend for Oktoberfest 2009 at the Great Plains Coliseum.

"You can expect real polka music, real German food prepared by all the ladies at the club and the men of course," said Karl Waldbauer, President of the German-American Club.

It will not only be great food. There will be beer and lots of jewelry and other goodies to buy for the adults and there are many fun things for the kiddies, too.

"We have a clown here.  We have face painting going on we have activities for the kids as well," said Waldbauer.

This is the German-American club's annual celebration and they say while there might be others, theirs is the real deal.

"Lawton is a big enough of a city to have a good Oktoberfest and we present the real Oktoberfest."

And what is a celebration without great music? The polka kings will be there playing tunes to keep the guests entertained.

"All of the traditional German songs that they know from back home and the old days and whatever, which we do all the time."

That includes the famous chicken dance that he says every German band plays.

"It is so popular because everybody can go out there and make a fool...well enjoy themselves I should say, not make a fool of themselves.  It's really tremendous."

So if you are looking for something to do this weekend go out to the Great Plains Coliseum and let loose.

"We like to invite everybody out to have fun."

The admission for adults is $3 and for those 18 and younger is free.  Oktoberfest goes on until midnight Friday night and goes from noon to midnight on Saturday.

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