BGSU to hold community Oktoberfest event

The community is invited to join Bowling Green State University in celebration of German culture during the 25th Oktoberfest event hosted by the BGSU German Club and the BGSU Department of World Languages and Cultures from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen Thompson Student Union.

The community event will offer an opportunity to learn and dance to German-American polkas and other popular music by Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution. New this year, the event will also feature Siebenbürger Sachsen, a traditional German dance group. In addition to dancing, the Oktoberfest event at BGSU will include a German buffet featuring bratwurst, German potato salad and a cash bar serving soft drinks and beer.

Discounted tickets for the Oktoberfest event are available now on the BGSU German Club Facebook page or EventBrite.com. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $20. Admission for BGSU students is free, but a $5 charge will apply for those who eat at the buffet.

For more information, contact Kristie Foell, BGSU German Club adviser, at [email protected], or Katlyn Wos, BGSU Oktoberfest chair, at [email protected]

About the artists

Aaron Dussing formed Polka Revolution in 2010 with two of his high school friends. Dussing sings in eight languages, specializes in authentic Alpine yodeling and plays a variety of musical instruments, including accordion. He is also a composer and a popular German internet radio personality. Dussing recently returned from a summer trip to Europe, where he performed with German and Czech polka musicians.

Polka Revolution has become an Oktoberfest favorite, playing shows throughout eight different states. The band is also experienced in ballroom dance music. Though they specialize in German music, Polka Revolution plays other European music, as well as American standards, jazz and rock.