What is your favorite part of Oktoberfest? Is it the authentic food, the imported German beers, the over-the-top music, or the fun and decorations? Whatever the reason, Grandma’s Saloon & Grill in Canal Park will be turning up the volume, slow-cooking the sauerbraten and opening the taps for its 42nd Oktoberfest! We invite everyone to join the festivities Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 am with tapping the ceremonial first keg. Jason Manning, the popular host of the KQDS morning radio show, will be wielding the mallet and hoisting the first Oktoberfest brew!

The entire kick off week, from the 20th to the 24th, is an all-out polka music festival surrounded by authentic German beer, food and fun. And back by overwhelming popular demand are the Oktoberfest All Star Polka Band – featuring internationally acclaimed talent from across the globe! The Oktoberfest All Stars will play day and night in the main dining room and they are an illustrious and renowned group of musicians from near and far.

Featured musicians coming together to form the ultimate polka band are Joe Jagunich from the Joey J Duo Dance Band; Frank Bucar from the Singing Slovenes; and Gasper Krek from Slovenia’s Got Talent equivalent; and it’s Gasper Krek’s showmanship and incredible yodeling talent that had the entire dining room on its feet last year.

Of course the looks, tastes, and smells of Oktoberfest will also surround you at Grandma’s. The entire restaurant is converted to a German beer hall, complete with banners, streamers, gourds, pumpkins, cornstalks and fresh foliage from local farms. Added to our traditional restaurant fare is an extensive German menu featuring the likes of Schweineschnitzel, big German bratwurst, sweet Sauerbraten dinner, and assorted German breads and homemade apple crisp. And don’t forget the beer! There’s a vast selection of Oktoberfest brews including Duluth’s own Lake Superior Brewing; fall craft beer selections from the Great Lakes region, as well as Paulaner and Spaten imported from Germany.

Whether you come for the food, the music, the beer, or the fun, you will quickly realize that when experienced all together – it’s unforgettable! Celebrate our 42nd Oktoberfest at Grandma’s Saloon & Grill during Kick Off Week September 20-24. Then the celebration continues from September 25th to October 8th with A Taste of Oktoberfest menu available at all Saloon & Grill locations including Miller Hill and Virginia.

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