With the odor of sauerkraut and sounds of oompa music wafting through the air in Gardnerville, Carson Valley Sertoma's annual Oktoberfest is under way.
Starting at noon, the event will continue through 4 p.m. and attract as many as 500 people.
Oktoberfest 2012 will feature the Gruber Family Band, a family that grew up together with the German polka, whom Sertoma have used at Oktoberfest for years.
To eat, there is plain and spicy German bratwurst from the Sausage Factory, handmade sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels and mustard and apple strudel.
The food is largely provided by local Dutch resident …