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November 18, 2018

Flag Parade – 2018 Oktoberfest

Flag Parade Oktoberfest 2018 - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Flag parade officially opens every day of Oktoberfest celebration, hosted by the German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County in Pinellas Park, Florida. There’s a flag for every federal state in Germany. And here’s a few photos of flags and flag bearers I captured during 2018 Oktoberfest, Tampa Bay’s most authentic German Oktoberfest. “The flags of […]

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October 16, 2018

2018 Oktoberfest Chronicles – Part 1

2018 Oktoberfest - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Getting ReadyPreparations for 2018 Oktoberfest at German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County (or German Club Pinellas Park for short) started at the beginning of August. Getting everything ready keeps more than a handful people very busy. After all, this is our biggest event of the year. And, the most important fundraiser. One of the many […]

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November 19, 2018

Oktoberfest Vendors 2018

Oktoberfest Vendors - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Oktoberfest Vendors have been a long-standing tradition throughout the Oktoberfest festivities hosted by the German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County. 2018 Oktoberfest attracted a wide variety of vendors offering handicrafts, home-baked treats, imported goods and more. My original plan was to interview several of the vendors and publish their stories. But, as usual, once the […]

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November 4, 2018

Oktoberfest Volunteers 2018

Oktoberfest volunteers 2018 - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Oktoberfest Volunteers are the hardest working members of the German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County. Without them, it would not be possible to run an event like this. And since Oktoberfest is also the biggest fundraiser for the Club, without all the volunteers, Society would no longer exist. I wish I had an exact number […]

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November 2, 2018

Mini Oktoberfest 2018

Mini Oktoberfest 2018 - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Mini Oktoberfest 2018 was a Thank You In Advance Party for volunteers who would have to work very hard for the next three weekends. It happened on September 22, 2018.  This was the first time we had an event like that – thanks to our thoughtful and creative president, Jay Salamon. It was all his idea […]

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November 1, 2018

October and November 2018 Newsletter

October and November events at the German American Friendship Society of Pinellas Park

October and November 2018 Newsletter is an expanded issue of the usual monthly official newsletter of the German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County, with more content and photos than usually. I hope you enjoy it in its online or printed version. Click on the button below to view the PDF version. October/November 2018 Newsletter About […]

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