NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Deutsches Haus announced that Oktoberfest will take over the banks of Bayou St. John once again this year.

Guests can expect authentic German food, live music, dancing, a beer holding contest, a German sing-along group, beer selections, the Chicken Dance, “oom-pah music” and more.

Festival organizers say as for the food, guests will be presented with:

  • Over two tons of German sausage
  • 2,000 pounds of German potato salad
  • 445 gallons of sauerkraut and purple cabbage
  • 200 pounds of German cheese
  • 5,625 pretzels
  • 1,000 German pizzas
  • 35 gallons and 12,500 packets of mustard
  • 500 kegs of beer
  • 600 bottles of wine
  • 5000 shots of Schnapps
  • 22 flavors of Schnapps
  • 20 different German beers

The annual German festival will span six days across three weekends. It will be held on Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. On Fridays, the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $10, and children 12 years and younger can enter for free. The festival will be held at 1700 Moss St. in New Orleans. For more information, visit the festival website.

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