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Frisco Oktoberfest boasts of beer, music & fun

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Put on your beer-drinkin’ game face and don your lederhosen – it’s time for the second annual Frisco Oktoberfest. Set for Saturday and Sunday at the Peninsula Recreation Area by the Nordic Center building, this authentic Austrian event boasts of brats, schnitzel, kraut and German brew. A polka or two will seal the deal, making everyone feel as if they were on a European vacation. Oktoberfest runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.Oktoberfest Frisco is being put on by Andy’s Kitchen and the Summit Concert Band, and beer sales will benefit the latter. “This is the most authentic Oktoberbest in the area because Andy is from Austria,” said Summit Concert Band president Jeff Scott. “It’s a nice venue, as opposed to a city street. It’s out in the country with snow on the peaks.”The Summit Concert Band has been performing at Oktoberfests for the last six years, and it’s traditional for the town band (and nonprofit music organization) to kick off the festivities. The Summit Concert Band has opened the day for Breckenridge and Denver Oktoberfests as well. The Austrian Band will also be playing at this year’s fest, along with the Summit Concert Band.According to Scott, helping put on this year’s Oktoberfest and being the beneficiary “is a win-win situation.””We’re funded through grants,” Scott said. “This way we can expand our coffers.”Scott noted that the Summit Concert Band performs around the community year-round, and it also helps Summit High School’s band get access to music scores.”Buying music is expensive, so students have access,” he said. “We would like to expand to have instruments for students to borrow.”For more information visit The Town of Frisco website: http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/oktoberfest/