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Irish & Scottish Gifts Now Available- Our 3 Sister Companies are Merging!

Irish & Scottish Gifts Now Available- Our 3 Sister Companies are Merging!

Posted by Denise Gouge on

Texas Celtic Warehouse, a sister company of Oktoberfest Depot, has merged it's product offerings into the company's flagship online store, www.OktoberfestDepot.com!   Our third company, Texas Slavic & German Warehouse, will begin moving it's online offering to Oktoberfest Depot in the coming months. The blending of our three online stores will result in a richer online experience and overall service enhancements for our customers. We are extremely excited about this step!  We know the end result will be that our customers will receive higher quality in all facets of what we do to include product offerings, web experience, blog posts, social media and pop-up stores at festivals across the US. ...

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Spring is in the air...and so is the smell of Strudel, Bratwurst and Bier!

Spring is in the air...and so is the smell of Strudel, Bratwurst and Bier!

YES, Yes, yes!!  It is that time of the year where we hit the road South to Tomball, TX for the Best German Heritage Festival in Texas! This amazing event started sixteen years ago with a little Oompah band set up on a flat-bed trailer!  And every year since, it has grown a little more into one of the best music/street festivals in Texas!  Held annually on the last weekend of March, you will be delighted to find lots of German flair everywhere you look!  People come from all over the state to celebrate the heritage of the original German...

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Tulsa Oklahoma knows how to throw an Oktoberfest party!

Tulsa Oklahoma knows how to throw an Oktoberfest party!

On the road again…this time our road team is bound for Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Linde Tulsa Oktoberfest!  This will be our fourth visit to this Oktoberfest celebration held at the beautiful River West Festival Park on the Arkansas River from October 19-23, 2016.  The skyscrapers across the river in downtown Tulsa glisten in the sunlight and twinkle at night creating an amazing backdrop for this wonderfully authentic Oktoberfest celebration.  Linde Tulsa Oktoberfest is one of our favorite German festivals of the year and is even ranked by USA Today as one of the Top Ten Oktoberfest festivals in the...

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St Charles Missouri celebrates its 30th Oktoberfest

St Charles Missouri celebrates its 30th Oktoberfest

Posted by Denise Gouge on

St Charles Oktoberfest celebrates its 30th year of bringing the fun-filled German Oktoberfest tradition to St Charles, Missouri.  So we have decided to load up a trailer full of German wares and make the trek across 2 states to see what it’s all about.  Saint Charles is a beautiful city located northwest of St. Louis, Missouri.  The three day festival is held in Frontier Park situated along the Missouri River from September 23-25, 2016.  The Historic Downtown District is just steps away from the park area where the event takes place. This family friendly festival begins at 4pm on Friday...

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What is Oktoberfest Anyway?

What is Oktoberfest Anyway?

Posted by Denise Gouge on

Most people here in the United States know Oktoberfest as the one weekend a year when you get to drink lots of German beer while wearing lederhosen or a dirndl. However, there is more to it than that and some of the true Oktoberfest followers understand the finer details of this popular event.  Oktoberfest all started in Munich and is now a 16 day celebration of beer that begins in September and ends on the first Sunday in October.  The very first Oktoberfest took place when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese von Saxony-Hildurghausen on October 12, 1810 in Munich. ...

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