We have lost our longtime home, the Edelweiss Inn at Wallowa Lake. The nearly century-old building is no longer inhabitable. But we have an even better alternative. ln its place for the next few years, we plan to rent a giant tent in the parking lot of the Wallowa Lake Marina, so that Alpenfest will be an experience like the original big Oktoberfest tents in Munich, Germany. We promise a rousing a good time with beer, bratwurst and Swiss and Bavarian entertainment.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
We're going to organize a group viewing of the movie when it gets to the Granada Theater in La Grande. In the film Eastwood's character attends a polka dance featuring Mollie B and Squeezebox, the band, and Randy and Ashley.
We'll let you know the date and time once the Granada books the film.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Alicia has been squeezing since she was 6, and her musicianship shows it. Don't miss her at the 2019 edition of Oregon's Alpenfest Sept 26-29. In the video, she's playing the Pretzel Polka, her own composition.
She's originally from Portland but now lives in Denver and comes to play at Accordions at Alpenfest Thursday at Terminal Gravity Brewery as well as during each of our main shows Friday and Saturday.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Frank Helderman, brewmaster at Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise, draws a sample. TG brews Alpenfest Ale in September for Oregon’s Alpenfest.
Liquid refreshment will come from Eastern Oregon breweries this year at the only Swiss-Bavarian festival in the West.
Oregon’s Alpenfest in Wallowa County is shifting its beer lineup, jettisoning imported German beers in favor of artisan brews from breweries located in the shadow of the majestic Wallowa Mountains.
In a major departure, Alpenfest will pour beers from Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise, East Fork Brewery in Joseph, M. Crow & Co. in Lostine and Side A Brewing in La Grande.