Fort Bliss celebrates 2017 Oktoberfest

Claudia Flores, Contributor

For the fourth-consecutive year, Fort Bliss Family and MWR celebrated their annual Oktoberfest from Sept. 8 to 10. Beer, food and music were the highlights of the event.

For $35, attendees received a crystal stein, a meal and the chance to be part of the German culture for one night.

“I think the event is great; this is something that is not that popular yet, but being exposed to another culture and see a lot of different people. You have to embrace something like that,” said Alex Salazar, who attended the event for the first time.

During the event, German Schuhplattler dancers (traditional folk dancers), alongside polka band Terry Cavanagh and The Alpine Express, got the crowd dancing.

“This is our first time and is interesting to be here, the event is great and the best part is that one glass of beer is enough,” said Paul Lopez, who attended the event.

The event offered different types of beer, wine and fresh beverages for attendees, as well as a variety of snacks that included pretzels, waffles and frankfurter hot dogs.

“We came for the food and to see what the event was like–so far the event is great and so is the beer,” said Terry Sanchez, who attended the event.