Monday, October 12, 2009

Oktoberfest 2009

Where can punked-out teens, grandmothers, couples, hipsters, soccer moms with strollers, Harvard students and thousands of international visitors all hang out together for an afternooon of frivolity, food and fun? The 2009 Harvard Square Oktoberfest! Where else? We raced back from Maine (where it was more mobbed than July 4th and Labor Day combined) for this event as it is an annual favorite.

One of the many bands and musical acts performing.

This year brought far more musical acts, more, and better, vendors and the largest crowds I have ever seen at this event. Of course, the crisp, sunny Autumn day helped. Enjoy the photos everyone!

The Cuban sandwich from Chez Henri.

I have to say that this Cuban sandwhich, which Chez Henri is famous for, was our particular food fave here.

The freshly made kettle korn was a huge crowd pleaser.

Creme brulee anyone?

The Grafton Street beer garden was packed, as usual.

What is a festival without the colorful characters?

The Dunkin Donuts pumpkin latte samples disappeared in seconds.

Working off the calories with the Cambridge Rindge crew team.

What is Oktoberfest without the lederhosen?

The event is always kid friendly, family friendly and, really, everyone friendly!

And, of course, it couldn't be a Harvard Square crowd without a political statement!

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