Oktoberfest 2013 featuring The Fab Four
plus Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen and Malek's Fishermen
Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 11:00 AM CDT
(10:45 AM Doors)
- Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 10:00 PM CDT
Oleson Park Bandshell, Fort Dodge, IA
The Fab Four returns to the Oleson Park Bandshell
Shellabration is extremely proud to announce The Fab Four as headliner for our 5th annual Oktoberfest at the Oleson Park Bandshell in Fort Dodge on Sat, September 21st. Widely regarded as the best Beatles tribute band on the planet, The Fab Four first graced the Bandshell stage in 2002 at our first ever Shellabration event wowing the audience. Given the attendance of just over 4,200 at that concert coupled with the critical accolades received by the artist after the show, this will no doubt be our biggest Oktoberfest event to date. Our hope is that it will be our first event fall sell out. If you missed their show in 2002, you won’t want to miss out this time around!
This year’s event again coincides with the start of the actual Oktoberfest in Bavaria and the German States. Like its European counterpart, Fort Dodge’s version features an array of German culinary traditions including staples like Sauerbraten, bratwursts, hot German potato salad and sweet and sour red cabbage. The event also features a 40’x100” “Bier Garten” tent with an array of German and domestic draught beer as well as a 32’x 40’ wooden dance floor complete with two regionally renowned “Oom Pah” bands in Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen plus Malek’s Fishermen. Both bands play a terrific mix of dance and polka music plus German beer hall favorites. As everyone has experienced each of the past four years, the show is a lot of fun and big on crowd participation. Don your lederhosen and dirndls and prepare for some foot tapping, beer drinking fun. Leben ist gut!
Want to take part in the Oktoberfest fun and also watch the big game, thanks to both Mediacom and Aaron’s, you don’t have to choose. Our Bier Garten will feature the live televised broadcast of the Iowa vs. Western Michigan game at 11:05AM on each of (2) jumbo TV screens. Catch all the action in the most unique environment you’ve ever watched a game in, right in the middle ofOlesonPark. It really added to the atmosphere last year. We hope you’ll come check it out and join in the football fun!