Surrey Museum gets into the spirit of Oktoberfest

An Oktoberfest event that's fun for the whole family is Surrey Museum's newest Discovery Saturday event.

The flag of Germany.

Sample traditional Bavarian food, learn a few new words of German, enjoy live polka music and more next weekend at the Surrey Museum, hosting a family-friendly Oktoberfest event for all ages.

It’s the latest in the museum’s Discovery Saturdays series, running from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.

Wash down warm pretzels with apple cider (by donation), and listen to toe-tapping music performed by Haike Kingma, past president of the Vancouver Accordion Club, or pick up some German wörter (words) with the Surrey German Language School.

At 2 p.m., visitors can learn to do the Chicken Dance – a favourite of dance floors of weddings and karaoke bars worldwide, not to mention any Oktoberfest celebration worth its pretzel salt.

Along with decorative paper cuckoo clock crafts, children and adults can sit in for Story Time with Sandra, who at 3 p.m. will read Hansel and Gretel, the classic German Brothers Grimm tale.

Admission by donation.

The Museum’s Discovery Saturdays are held the third Saturday of each month. The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Hours of operation are Tuesdays to Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Statutory Holidays.

Admission is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

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