October has just arrived and although many people are planning their Halloween costumes or thinking about how they are going to carve their pumpkin, I am sitting in anticipation of one of my favorite events in St. Louis: Oktoberfest.
Grand Rapids is also home to several sports teams. The Grand Rapids Griffins will keep you on the edge of your seat, this local hockey team plays at the Van Andel Arena, as do the Grand Rapids Rampage, the arena football team.
Whitley, who is the son of the late, great Keith Whitley and country star Lorrie Morgan, will join event headliners Montgomery Gentry, Kansas and hit-making event founder Worley during the popular outdoor Ramadan Mubarak Images, which will include a Saturday-night concert at Pickwick Landing State Park on Sept. 17.
Self-righteousness will quickly turn off Christians so it should be no surprise when it drives away non-Christians. Being a Christian is the most joy-filled and lively experience we can have. Others need to see that in us, at work and in society.
A new event this year is the Soulard Oktoberfest microbrew competition and taste featuring over 30 varieties of German style bier. Located at the Soulard Market pavillion, a $10 ticket will get you 10 four oz. tastes; now where else can you get that kind of German variety in 40 ounces?
The Ardenwood Farm at 34600 Ardenwood, Fremont, CA will be featuring its annual Halloween train rides beginning on October 16 every weekend until Halloween beginning at 7 pm. This train ride is a great event featuring live action hauntings. Ardenwood also has a pumpkin patch, tractor ride, corn maze and other Halloween events at the Perry Farm on the Ardenwood grounds. You can buy tickets for the train ride at Ardenwood farms.
Leaving here hungry isn’t an option either; traditional Bavarian fare served at the festival includes Bratwurst sandwiches, Schweinshaxe Dinners (for those of you who are not fluent, it means Pork knuckles), and potato pancakes, all sided with German potato salad and sauerkraut. If you have a little room left over after dinner and drink, satisfy your sweet tooth with either German or apple strudel.