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Oktoberfest Celebration Continues in Lawton

Lawton, OKLa._

Oktoberfest is a sixteen day festival held every year in Munich Germany; and while it's not celebrated for sixteen days in other places, it is celebrated around the world at least for the weekend including Comanche County.

The two day event kicked off Friday night at the Comanche County Fairgrounds.

The 39th Annual Oktoberfest featured polka music, German cuisine and beer.

Oktoberfest. A time to eat, drink and be merry. And for the crew behind Lawton's celebration they make it their mission to bring an authentic experience to all who attend.

"We just get so excited inside. It feels good to know that we're giving something to Lawton that they can come back to every year and remember, " said Catering Manager Ellen Fisher. 

With tons of traditional schnitzel and bratwursts, yummy German potato salad prepared under the expertise of the German American Society and ample amounts of beer, the event was well received.

"This is my first time to tell you the truth. And what do you think so far? Why haven't I come here before," said Oktoberfest Enthusiast James Perez.

And anyone who's familiar with the German culture knows it's not an official celebration without a polka band.

"It's just been hundreds of years. They've been doing it in Germany, they do it here, they do it in Canada, they do it all over the world. It's just tradition."

"It's just fun in general. We get to make good music and meet good people and see all the there is to see," said accordion player Scott McQuade.

And another key part of the Bavarian tradition is lederhosen.

"Well it comes with the territory. It's part of the gig. I'll just put it that way," said McQuade.

"I've been hearing about the food all day so now it's time for me to get a real taste of Germany for myself. So good!"

after eating came dancing. The lively crowd put on quite a show and I'm confident Lawton has done the German culture proud.

Until next year,

"Auf Wiedersehen!"

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