Beer, brats, leg wrestling and … grown men in leather shorts and suspenders — what could be better?
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — If there’s anyone in Summit County who has the chops to put on an Oktoberfest, it’s probably Andy Grogger. Along with having worked at one of the famed chicken-grilling emporiums at the real Oktoberfest in Munich, the Austrian-born chef exudes an exuberant portion of Gemütlichkeit, that magical quality of relaxed friendliness that’s probably the main ingredient needed to pull off a successful beer festival.
This year, Grogger is expanding Frisco’s version of the international bash to three days, beginning Friday evening at 6 p.m. with music by the Polkanauts, billed as a polka-meets-death metal band. The event continues Saturday and Sunday (12 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area (at the Frisco Nordic Center) with live music, leg wrestling, as well as beer-stein-holding and nail-driving contests. Check out the Frisco Oktoberfest Facebook page. Continue reading
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