This weekend we took advantage of the fact that the low country had the most beautiful weather in MONTHS (and that’s sadly no exaggeration). Negligible humidity, lots of sunshine, and a cool breeze. The autumn has finally arrived! We kicked off Friday night kicked off with drinks, pizza and a backyard fire. Wonderful!
Saturday we went to my very first Oktoberfest with our neighbors. There must have been many Oktoberfest festivals in the greater Savannah area based solely on how empty the one we went to was. I didn’t mind. More food and booze for us! Behind us there was a shallow (but large) pool. Inside of the pool were larger-than-life sturdy bubbles for people to roll in the pool. Too bad I didn’t take a picture of that. It was pretty cool.
Meet Lily the goat from the petting zoo. She was the sweetest. I made kissy noises at her and she posed for a nice picture. Goats are cute, aren’t they?
My very first bratswurst. That thing was HUGE but oh-so-tasty. (That’s what she said). I think I may never have a hot dog again.
This wine sign was at the Schnitzel Shack (and a huge relief to this non-beer drinker!). The German man there was very nice. I apologetically told him I used to speak a few words of German in college. He said, “It’s okay. You don’t have to speak German.”
Then, out of no where, a friendly older man in a German costume came out and, with a wink in my direction, told the other man that “She’s a nice girl. She gets the nice girl discount!” So, I got $1 off. Sweet! As I looked back at the stand, I look up at the sign and realized that the flirty man was Mr. Schnitzel Shack himself. Hilarious!
We had fun walking around the different stands. The kettle corn was deeeeeelicious. I hauled a huge bag home that will probably be done in a few days. (Guilty, party of one). There were lots of handmade crafts such as wreaths, bows, seashell chimes and wood crafts. It was pretty neat.
Have you ever been to an Oktoberfest event?