Autumn brings to mind fiery colors like glowing oranges, golden ambers, and flaming reds as represented in the changing leaves of the season. Another favorite event of this time of year is Oktoberfest, a Volkfest (beer festival and travelling funfair) which has been held in Munich, Bavaria, and Germany since 1810. Many cities, and even smaller venues like churches, recreate the event with a flair of their own. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Reedville is just such a place.
The day was windy but the sun shone brightly, as crowds were drawn in by the sound of polka music and the smells of German food. A huge tent was overflowing with people sitting at tables, happily enjoying beer, brats, and brotherhood. A booth for the Great Wicomico Oyster Company sat beside another tent selling beer, wine, and huge soft pretzels. Lines formed in front of both of these, people eager to get their favorite treat and withdrawal under the yellow and white striped tent where they could eat.
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