In August through October, you will find the Klaberheads at your nearest Oktoberfest beer tent, leading the charge in fun! The rest of the year, the band takes on a completely different musical appearance and make up. The Klaberheads perform at all types of venues from conventions to summer concert series, and even dances. They host their own Christmas Concert, New Year’s Eve dance, and Big Band Show – a popular event in Hamilton that draws a sell-out crowd.
From crowd participation numbers to polkas with a twist, from Big Band classics to rock ’n roll, the Klaberheads are accomplished musical entertainers that bring a high-energy connection to the audience. Versatility is what makes this talented group of musicians the band that’s in demand. The Klaberheads are the band for ALL SEASONS!
The Oktoberfest, which draws over 80,000 people to the Village, emphasizes the community’s rich German heritage. The people of Minster feel that the Oktoberfest is not just an event; it’s a feeling, a spirit, a happy mood that conveys the warmth and friendliness of the community.
An invitation is extended to each one of you to join us and help celebrate the Oktoberfest on the weekend of the first Sunday in October. The Oktoberfest was begun in 1975 by the Jaycees (The Minster Journeyman’s Club) and Kiwanis (Minster Service Club) and since has grown each year.
This gala, fun filled festival provides delights for all. Sing and dance to German music. Taste the hearty German foods. Watch the spectacular parade featuring colorful floats, marching bands and many celebrities. See the many events in the Gazebo and the Spazz Plaz. Take part in the beer tray relay, the 10K run, and any numerous other games.
Lace up your dirndl, throw on your lederhosen and grab a stein to celebrate the Gilbert Oktoberfest. Kicking off the autumn season with bratwurst, pretzels and refreshing Bavarian suds from some Gilbert’s finest local craft breweries and other traditional beers. Guests will enjoy many crowd favorites including; traditional polka music, brat eating contest, stein holding competition and live music.
Hamilton’s Christkindlmarkt is a two-day authentic German Christmas market celebrating our German heritage. It is held the first weekend in December. This year there will be 50 original vendors, a Kinderfest children’s area, and other surprises. There is a $1.00 admission for those 12 and over.
Our Christkindlmarkt follows in the tradition of German Christmas Markets held throughout Germany each year in communities both large and small. We feature vendors with German wares, food, drinks, music, dancers, toys, and other goods.