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“Oktoberfest in Dezember” Beer Garden in Gretna

GACC Maifest 2021
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On Saturday, December 4, the German-American Cultural Center in Gretna, La., will celebrate the season with an “Oktoberfest in Dezember” Beer Garden from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grilled brats, homemade sauerkraut, baked pretzels. Of course, German beer and wine will be available.

The Bayou Bavarians German band, led by accordionist Eric Hahn, will be on hand to play all the German favorites as well as other popular tunes. Entry to the beer garden is free of charge.

The GACC was unable to hold its traditional Oktoberfest due to Covid concerns, but the December 4 event will have the same celebratory flavor of a neighborhood German festival. For more information, call 504-363-4202 of visit https://gacc-nola.org.

The event takes place the same day as the City of Gretna’s “Shop the Huey” holiday shopping event in downtown Gretna from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The city’s Farmers Market also takes place that day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Visit Our Museum

Step inside the GACC Museum and go back in time to 1721, when German immigrants first settled in Louisiana. You’ll learn about the waves of German pioneers that followed them to establish homes, farms and businesses across the river from New Orleans. Entry is free of charge to our museum, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.