Disclosure: I received free samples from Old World Village Oktoberfest in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
It is always fun to learn about other cultures through food, music and entertainment. Last weekend we had the opportunity to introduce our kids to German culture by attending Kinderfest (a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration) at Old World Huntington Beach.
This celebration takes place a small village in Huntington Beach hidden just off of the 405 freeway.
The center of the action is the Old World German Bar & Restaurant.
The oom-pah-pa band provided a lively atmosphere.
The “Chicken Dance” song prompted a lot of people onto the dance floor!
The Wiener Dog Races were fun to witness. I had to laugh when the announcer warned contestants not to “launch” their dogs.
There were two different places inside the venue to order food. Note the “cash only” sign.
A close-up of our food: Oktoberfest Brawurst with steamed vegetables, roast chicken with mashed potatoes, and Smoked Beer Cheese Bratwurst with sauerkraut.
The kids also split a cheeseburger. We enjoyed both of the brats, and the sides were a nice touch.
We also strolled around the shops and admired the architecture of this small enclave.
We also stopped inside the store/bakery that is connected to the main restaurant.
The kids were excited to try a slice of Black Forest cake since they had seen it featured on MasterChef. According to Wikipedia, it originated in Germany and is “a chocolate sponge cake with a rich cherry filling based on the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, literally “Black Forest Cherry-torte”. Typically, Black Forest gateau consists of several layers of chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with whipped cream and cherries.”
The store had an interesting variety of products from Germany.
This was a wonderful cultural experience for our family. Kinderfest is being held on Sundays, through October 28th, from 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $7, kids 6-12 is $3, and kids under 5 are free. See the Kinderfest website for more details.
Here is some more information from the sponsor:
Orange County’s original Oktoberfest is underway and will run from Sept. 9th – Oct. 28th No One Does Oktoberfest like Old World! Old World Huntington Beach has been hosting Orange County’s Biggest Party since 1977! That’s 41 years! This year’s Oktoberfest promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German Food (voted “Best Bratwurst” in California), imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, and Oktoberfest Skate Squad plus other festivities, competitions, games & more. So, come on down and experience the best Oktoberfest celebration in the World – Old World Huntington Beach. Visit our website at http://www.oldworld.ws/ for more information about Old World. Visit http://www.oldworld.ws/oktoberfest-orange-county.html for all Oktoberfest activities and go to http://www.oldworld.ws/oktoberfest-admission-ticket.html for tickets.