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Two Oktoberfests — one in Leavenworth, the other in Wenatchee — make the most of traditions

NCW — How can a traditional event feel like a first?

For the city of Leavenworth, it’s the first time the Chamber of Commerce has produced its own Oktoberfest. For the non-profit Projekt Bayern, it’s the first time to bring the 24-year-old “original” Leavenworth Oktoberfest to Wenatchee.

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Leavenworth Mayor Carl J. Florea, left, and Leavenworth Chamber President Jesse Boyd, right, fill their steins with Festbier after tapping the keg Saturday afternoon at the Front Street Park Gazebo.

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Dancers with the Edelweiss Dance Acadamie perform during Oktoberfest in Leavenworth on Saturday.

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Folks who walked the sidewalks of Leavenworth over the weekend might have heard music from a drehorgel music box, hand-cranked by Nutcracker Museum employee Toveanne Delte.

Jessica Drake: (509) 661-5213

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