Leavenworth Oktoberfest and Autumn Leaf

Labor Day may signal the end of Summer, but Fall is just the beginning of the big festivals in Leavenworth.
 
The end of September bring us Leavenworth's oldest festival - the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival. The highlight of Autumn Leaf is a parade through the town with floats and groups from all over the state. Of course there will be plenty of folks in traditional dirndl and lederhosen too - local Swiss, Austrian, and German groups always seem to have a presence in the parade. This year the parade is on September 27 and begins at noon. I am a big fan of Scottish pipe bands like the Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band, but there will also be traditional German bands and even Kerry Christiansen, Master Yodeler. Click here for the full schedule at this year's Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth.
 
More famous these days, is the larger Oktoberfest, which is modeled after the traditional German Oktoberfest and is getting closer to the famed event in Munich every year.  This years Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the first 3 weekends in October. 
 
Oktoberfest is really about the beer, and Leavenworth's festival is no different. Each Saturday at 1 pm Mayor Rob Eaton will ceremoniously tap the beer keg.  Breweries sponsoring the event include :Warsteiner, Paulaner, St. Pauli Girl, Bitburger, Alpine Brewing Co. and Ayinger.
 
The three venues will be the FestHalle, the Tanz Halle and the Bier Stube.
 
The first entertainers take the stage Friday October 3rd. A full Oktoberfest schedule for 2008 can be found here. 
 
 
 
Leavenworth has also worked hard to make it a kid friendly environment, despite all the beer drinking. I have always loved seeing the kids get excited about the German bands and all the dancing. Who doesn't love the Chicken Dance? Additionally, there is a Kinderplatz set up with a climbing wall, clowns, and all sorts of bouncy toys for the kids with aversion to lederhosen and accordians.  There will also be a parade each Saturday at noon. 

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Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.

 

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Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
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Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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