Beer-lovers looking for information about Oktoberfest in Tehachapi, here's what you've been waiting for: Main Street Tehachapi will not be sponsoring the September Oktoberfest of recent years. Instead, Kohnen's Country Bakery and Stallion Springs Recreation Department have events planned.
Kohnen's Country Bakery is resuming its own celebration with Kohnen's 10th Annual Oktoberfest Brews & Brats, to be held the first two Saturdays in October.
Enjoy bratwurst, German-brewed beer, and live German polka music from 2 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 12, in Kohnen's dining room.
Last year, owners Thomas and Colleen Kohnen celebrated at the Stallion Springs Oktoberfest with a group of friends.
"It was so nice to go to another local Okotberfest and not have to work it," Colleen said.
Next year, she added, she plans to hold Kohnen's celebration the last three weekends of October instead of overlapping with Stallion's day.
"The first weekend will always be for Stallion," she said.
The co-owner said this year's event will be a little different from previous years.
"This is a transition year for us as we take it from the street and move it indoors," Colleen said. "That's why we are splitting it into two weekends."
Kohnen's is located at 125 W. Tehachapi Blvd. For more information, call 822-3350.
Stallion Springs Oktoberfest
Local craft beer-makers are getting ready to show off their talent during the Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Stallion Springs Community Center, 27800 Stallion Springs Dr.
Several delicious varieties of beer will be available: craft brewed or hand-selected by Stallion's own brew master Steve Olson. Two wine selections, an apple cider concoction and homemade root beer, cherry coke and crème soda, are offered for those who shy away from an ice-cold pint.
The Stallion Springs event is open to area residents and visitors. Guests can choose from a variety kid-friendly activities like a jump house and petting zoo, food, beer, wine, live music and more. Although admission is free, some activities and commodities require purchasing. On the Cover