Sunday, September 21, 2003

Oktoberfest today: Chicken dancing

Get your polka on as the 28th Oktoberfest Zinzinnati continues today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Five downtown blocks of Fifth Street will be stuffed like a sausage with beer, brats and sauerkraut balls.

The annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest outside of the original in Munich, features about 40 food vendors serving up food for every palate - from mettwurst, bierwurst and schnitzel to goetta sandwiches, cream puffs and strudel.

Twenty beer booths will keep the domestic brews flowing, while more exotic imports and specialty beers are also available.

Live entertainment includes The Polka Dots, Gary Tirey's Tuba Troupe and Donauschwaben Schuhplattler Dancers.

And for those who want to shake their oom-pah, the World's Largest Chicken Dance is at 4 p.m. today in Fountain Square, led by rocker Eddie Money.

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