Cousins Luke Johnston, 7 and Noah Stolper, 13 of Thousand Oaks scale the Oktoberfest climbing wall with a friend. Noah’s dad brought them because he used to come to Oktoberfest when he was a child.
Photos and Notes by Patric Hedlund
Young and old had a big twoday party in Lampkin Park in Pine Mountain over Labor Day weekend, and none were heard talking about politics or the latest unemployment rates.
Oktoberfest was a time for laughter and play. It has become another 31-year mountain tradition. Many parents said they bring their children because they always came with their own parents when they were children themselves.
Coordinator Mike DeAngelis and Master of Ceremonies Jim Young kept the fun spinning, from log sawing to nail pounding to twirling on the dance floor. People enjoyed bratwurst sandwiches, good beer, lemonade, good friends and lots of music.
Over in Pine Mountain Village, the First Annual Art Walk was a stunning success. Merchants hosted about 20 local artists, who talked with visitors and showed their work.
The Cregut family of Lockwood Valley provided free train rides throughout the village and over to the Oktoberfest activities. The overall impact was a joyful, diverse set of attractions for all ages. Make plans to join in next Oktoberfest, and watch for future Art Walks in Pine Mountain Village. [We’ll report more about that successful event next week. —Editor]
This is part of the September 10, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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