Oktoberfest starts Sunday

The barrel is rolling out.

Oktoberfest comes to Carson Valley on Sunday, Sept. 23, as Sertoma presents its 17th annual German festival in Heritage Park, Gardnerville, noon to 4:30 p.m. Free admission, free live music from Al Gruber and the Bavarian Band, free dance floor and free parking.

Authentic German cuisine, special Oktoberfest beers will be available all afternoon on the green, rain or shine. Many crafters will be there and there will be events for the whole family.

Friday and Saturday "The Curse of the Hanging Tree" will be presented in Genoa.

This walking tour of the town is an off-the-cuff account of Nevada's most infamous murder and the subsequent hanging.

Visitors will begin at the Millerville Saloon where Adam Uber shot and killed Hans Anderson over a 25-cent drink in 1897.

From there Uber was taken to jail while visitors have the opportunity to attend Anderson's funeral service at the Genoa Church.

After the service, head over to the courthouse for Uber's trial and the hanging.

"The Curse of the Hanging Tree" is a fundraiser for the Douglas County Historical Society with shows Friday at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15, call the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center for more information, 782-2555.

Also this weekend is the Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge pancake breakfast.

From 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday they will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs and omelets at the lodge, 1276 Pit Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Adults are $5 and children 12 and younger are $3.

For more information call 265-4523.


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