Dust off your Lederhosen, grab your beer stein, and head to Beethoven Maennerchor tonight for the start of Oktoberfest in San Antonio. This annual celebration of German heritage starts at 5pm, Friday, Oct. 2, and tomorrow night, Saturday, Oct. 3, continuing Friday and Saturday night, Oct. 9 and 10, at the same time next weekend.
The Germans were among the first people to settle Texas in the mid 1800s, and at one point measured about five percent of the state’s population. Today, the heritage is alive and well throughout the state and celebrated in San Antonio with enthusiasm during Oktoberfest.
Said to have begun as a tradition in Germany in 1810 centered around horse races, Oktoberfest later evolved into a cultural celebration including traditional fare like beer and sausage, as well as festive music and dancing. That’s exactly what you’ll enjoy at Beethoven Maennerchor, with “brats and sauerkraut to musical entertainment by the Beethoven Maennerchor and Damenchor, bands and additional acts.”
Beethoven Maennerchor is one of the oldest German singing societies in Texas, with a purpose of preserving “German song, music and language.” Founded in 1867, it’s located in the historic King William District in downtown San Antonio.
This is just one of the exciting events keeping San Antonians busy this month. With Luminaria, Day of the Dead, great concerts and comedy shows, not to mention the array of Halloween events throughout the city to wrap up the month, area residents and visitors are going to have an exciting October.
While you’re out enjoying San Antonio, come check out the SouthSide, where the renaissance continues at the exciting Brooks City Base, new companies and jobs that continue to foster growth, and communities like Mission del Lago that are thriving with proud San Antonio homebuyers.
Mission del Lago offers a range of Texas homes from national builders D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes priced from the $140s and great amenities including the 18-hole public Mission del Lago Golf Course, a playground and sporting field, and tennis courts.