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Oktoberfest on Maui!

Rotary celebrates with fun fundraiser.

September 6, 2012
Debra Lordan , The Maui Weekly

It's never too early to celebrate Oktoberfest! So grab your lederhosen and come party with the Rotary Clubs of Kihei-Wailea, Wailuku and Upcountry Maui at the beautiful King Kamehameha Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The evening will include authentic German food and beverages, a silent auction, live music and plenty of dancing.

And no German celebration would be complete without a great selection of beer, which will be available along with wine, cocktails and other beverages at the no-host bar. Prost!

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Anything goes at Oktoberfest Grab your lederhosen and come celebrate Oktoberfest on Maui with the Rotary Clubs of Kīhei-Wailea, Upcountry Maui and Wailuku on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū.

The Village Musicians--Lisa Owen (tuba, leader), Anne Durham (keyboard, accordion), Jerry Eisenberg (clarinet) and Jimmy Coulter (drums)--will play authentic oom-pah music in traditional German garb. All of the musicians are well-known on Maui and perform in many other professional groups, including the Maui Pops Orchestra and the Maui Community Band.

"If you have never done the Chicken Dance, it's never too late to learn," said Owen. "And if you like to sing along with the band, you are more than welcome. Anything goes at Oktoberfest."

Lederhosen, dirndls and other Oktoberfest attire are encouraged, but not required. Prizes will be awarded for the most aptly dressed, best hat, most outstanding yodel, chicest Chicken Dance and other talents.

Silent auction items will include gift certificates for local restaurants, hotels, luau and activities, along with jewelry and original artworks by Maui's finest talent.

Mochten Sie gerne etwas essen? Tickets include traditional, gourmet German food beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres will include sliced meats (ham, salami and paprika sliced roast); a variety of cheeses; homemade beer dip with Limburger and Camembert; herring salad; grilled sausage musubi; schitzel musubi; dills, spiral daikon and red radish with assorted mustards; and a variety of breads with whipped butter.

Salad offerings will include Bavarian cabbage salad, red beet salad, bacon-chive potato salad, and butter lettuce salad with tomato and onion with German dressing.

Dinner choices offered will be grilled sausages with small, bratwurst-roasted Maui onion potato, sauerkraut braised with smoked bacon and Maui onion, sauerbraten with homemade parsley spaetzle, crunchy stuffed pork belly roasted with bread stuffing and caraway demi-glaze, and sauted mahimahi in riesling cream sauce with roasted almonds and mushrooms.

For dessert, try classic German apple strudel and Kaiserschmarren with egg liqueur.

"Have fun and frolic with your frau or friend," said Roya Deyhim, event coordinator from the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea.

The Oktoberfest celebration will give participants the opportunity to contribute toward Rotary's youth and community projects on Maui.

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at or by calling Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club President Joe Mitchell at 250-1405.



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