THE LEDER HOSERS
Meet The LederHosers! This band of family and friends love to sing and dance and are determined to bring back the polka! Octoberfest, music, lederhosen, sausage and beer all go hand and hand and who better than Vancouver’s own The LeferHosers to bring the party!
Oktoberfest, is an annual festival in Munich, Germany, held over a two-week period and ending on the first Sunday in October. The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
By the late 20th century the booths had developed into large beer halls made of plywood, with interior balconies and bandstands. Each of the Munich brewers erects one of the temporary structures, with seating capacities of some 6,000.
Total beer consumption during Oktoberfest is upwards of 75,800 hectolitres (about 2 million gallons)! Other entertainment includes games, amusement rides, music, and dancing.