Fall is the time when the scent of burning leaves wafts through the air, a little chill comes on the breeze and the taste of beer is on many palates.
Late September to early October is traditionally the time when not only the harvest starts coming in but Oktoberfest also is celebrated.
And what a celebration it is, with hearty, grain, malt and wheat infused beers flowing freely, music playing incessantly and sausages sizzling on grills.
Lake Elsinore every year has its own Oktoberfest celebration and Saturday has been designated as the day for the event.
Scheduled to run from 11 a.m. (not too early for beer is it?) to 6 p.m., the booths, kegs and grills will be set up at T
In addition to sausages, German food also features potatoes, cheese, noodles, chicken and fish.
According to Wikipedia, at an Oktoberfest, "Visitors may also enjoy a wide variety of traditional food such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Kasspatzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotekraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread) and Weisswurst (a white sausage)."
During Lake Elsinore's Oktoberfest, a band will play the traditional German Oompah music and there will be entertainment to keep the kids occupied while parents quaff steins of ice-cold specialty brews.
Admission is $5 for adults, free for children up to 10 years old; a VIP package runs $30 and includes a beer stein, hat, beer and meal ticket, keychain and admission.
Sponsored by the , the event needs vendors, musicians and craft artisans.
For more information, visit http://www.stormentertainmentonline.com or call 951-245-4487.