Oct 252015
 
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Oktoberfest, the yearly German fall festival that draws in more than six million people, celebrates everyone’s favorite things: food, beer, and merrymaking. Although the official Oktoberfest celebration takes place in Munich, Bavaria, there are Oktoberfest celebrations held all over the world. Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, is joining the party with month-long food and beverage offerings through October 31st.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a wonderful Oktoberfest themed press event at Foxwoods® Resort Casino, but as always, all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

Approximately a dozen bloggers and their plus ones met at Cedars Lounge, where we all started our evening with Oktoberfest beer tasting and social.

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The bloggers invited were from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  I loved that I got a chance to meet some new people and catch up with some old friends while I was at the event (That’s Sarah from Sweet Lil You and her husband Dave that Chris and I are talking to).

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Once everyone had arrived, we were treated to some authentic German pretzels served with the most amazing spicy mustard and lots & lots of beer.

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Among the beers that we tried were:

  • Hanssens: Oude Gueuze (Belgium)
  • Kasteel: Rouge (Belgium)
  • Aecht Schlenkerla: Marzen Rauchbier (Germany)
  • La Trappe: Quad (The Netherlands)
  • Schloss Eggenberg: Samichlaus (Austria)

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I really liked a few of the beers that I tried, especially the Kasteel: Rouge.  There were a few that I wasn’t as crazy about, too, but that’s ok – at least I tried them all.

Our next stop of the event was High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge.  High Rollers has an old school Vegas vibe with lots of modern technology sprinkled in.

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High Rollers has 20 PBA approved lanes which includes 6 VIP lanes.  All six VIP lanes have full food and beverage service, plush seating areas at the top and big screen TVs at the end of each lane.

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We were separated into three groups spread across three VIP lanes and had a blast bowling with each other.

Our final stop of the evening was an Oktoberfest-themed dinner at Cedars Lounge, where we had the opportunity to try  some of the restaurant’s exclusive Oktoberfest-themed menu items.

Our first Course was Char-Grilled Bratwurst, which was served with German potato salad and whole grain mustard.

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Next up was the main course, Kasseler Ruppchen: Smoked Pork Loin, which was served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.

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Dessert was the most amazing apple strudel.

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Chris and I had a great date night at Foxwoods® Resort Casino and we both truly had a blast celebrating Oktoberfest there.

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The Oktoberfest fun at Foxwoods® Resort Casino isn’t over by any means! Oktoberfest happening are still going on for the rest of this week.

If you want to get your own taste of Oktoberfest, you can visit Cedars Lounge for your own true Bavarian dining experience or stop by Veranda Café. They are serving up Grilled Kielbasa with Peppers and Onions, and Braised Red Cabbage every day through the end of October.

High Rollers, Red Lantern and Scorpion Bar every week during the month of October for a variety of featured Oktoberfest Food and Drink specials and contests.

A complete list of participating outlets and menu offerings is available at www.foxwoods.com.

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  140 Responses to “Celebrating Oktoberfest in Style at Foxwoods® Resort Casino #FestAtFox”

  1. You two look like you had so much fun! I feel like going bowling now. That food looks wonderful!

  2. Looked like so much fun and definitely glad you both got to attend. And that apple strudel looked to die for 😉

  3. woow…you truly had a blast there :)..Oktoberfest is surely a great event. And the place looks 5 stars 🙂

  4. Oktoberfest is such a fun event. The foods look very delicious, apple strudel hmmm yummy.

  5. Love blogger events that are so fun and thoughtful!! The food looks sooooo good!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  6. I love a good bowl with some good drinks 😉 Looks like a lot of fun!

  7. you had me at spicy mustard and beer. 🙂

  8. This would be a great invent for my dad to attend. He loves beer and enjoys eating different styles of food too.

  9. Looks you guys had a great time! I haven’t been to Foxwoods in years but would love to go back for Oktoberfest!

  10. Yeah, we’d go for the food too! It all looks amazing! Glad you got to meet up with some blogging buddies at the event!

  11. Looks like you and Chris had a wonderful time. Foxwoods sounds like a great place to stay.

  12. It does look fun. I love that you got out with other bloggers too. That would be my favorite part. 🙂

  13. OK, good I read this part “Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut” I was about to be super mad as I do A LOT of gaming trips with Atlantic City! LOL

    Looks like you guys had a blast, I haven’t been bowling in ages, I will have to check that out the next time I am at Foxwoods!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  14. ohhhh I am so drooling over here looking at the dinner menu! I haven’t been bowling in a few years I think it’s time to head on over and play a game or two!

  15. What a fun way to celebrate Oktoberfest. I don’t drink beer, but I can enjoy the mouth watering food you featured. They all look so yummy!

  16. What a fabulous time you had. I enjoy good food and good company.

  17. What a fun night you had with other bloggers! The food looks amazing, especially the apple streusel.

  18. Oh my goodness! I totally want to come celebrate with y’all!

  19. Yummy foods and lots of beers. Those pics wow. I’m starving.

  20. That looks like it was so much fun. And they even have a bowling alley? Sweet.

  21. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Everything looks yummy!

  22. It looks like you guys had a blast. There’s nothing better than good food, a group of people you like, and, of course, bowling!

  23. I’m not much a beer drinker. I just can’t get that stuff down and tend to nurse any beer I drink with a shriveled up nose. lol But, that being said, I would DEFINITELY enjoy all of the Oktoberfest food! I’m not sure what would be my favorite? The pretzels with mustard, bratwurst, or apple strudel…I’m thinking the strudel! lol

  24. It looks like you had a fantastic time. That food is so classic Oktoberfest deliciousness.

  25. Although I am not a drinker – it looks like everyone had a blast. Of course it is hard not to enjoy yourself at Foxwoods.

  26. Looks like you had a great time 🙂 There was an Oktoberfest in London too 🙂

  27. This looks like such a fun time. The food looks amazing, and the Luxury Lanes looks like it’s the place to be!

  28. I love German food! This looks like it was a really fun time for you to celebrate Oktoberfest!

  29. This sounds fun! I love anything that is German and Oktoberfests are always fun! I love a good beer tasting too!

  30. This must have been the coolest date night. Trying some new brews and having a few games of bowling would sounds awesome.

  31. Looks like you both had a good time! The food all looks great.

  32. That looks so fun! I want to celebrate Oktoberfest that way! Super cool.

  33. I am half German but dont care for the food. The dessert looks yummy though.

  34. I wish I could have been there. That looks like a blast

  35. Normally my dorky friends and I celebrate octoberfest by drinking beer, eating bratwurst and playing dungeons and dragons for 3 days. This looks fun too!

  36. When I lived in Atlanta, we had a nice mountain town we celebrated Octoberfest in. This casino looks super fun!

  37. This looks like so much fun! I love German food, and beer!!

  38. Looks like you had a great time! I have friends here in Southern NH that drive down to Foxwoods often and really enjoy it, but we haven’t been yet. It’s on our list of places to visit!

  39. It looks like you had a lot of fun. My husband and I went to a German restaurant for lunch today.

  40. This looks like it was a fun event. The food and drinks look yummy.

  41. LOVE! This is totally my kind of event. I love all the Oktoberfest beers out there, and German food pairings – even better!

  42. Oh wow what a fun looking event, delicious food and bowling what more could you want 😉 x

  43. robin i need to come and hang out with you!!! great food, drinks, my idea of fun!

  44. I’m always impressed with how Casinos have grown. Now they aren’t just gambling…there is food, drinks, spas, entertainment and more. My kind of place.

  45. That is so cool how you and other bloggers got to meet there and have that experience. =) Would have loved to try some of that food. =)

  46. Looks like so much fun! I LOVE that photo of you and your hubby, such a great lookin’ couple!! It looks like a fun time!

  47. After being married to a German for the last ten years I have become a huge fan of German beer and German food. This event looks like a lot of fun and I hope to attend the real Oktoberfest someday.

  48. What fun! I love celebrating holidays of all cultures. I was once in Germany during Oktoberfest too.

  49. What a fun time! I love Oktoberfest food.

  50. Oh what fun. I love smaller groups; it gives you a chance to really gather info. Sounds like you had a great time.

  51. Oktoberfest is a popular German tradition. As a kid I attended many annual celebrations and they were always a lot of fun, esp the dancing.

  52. I would truly have LOVED to go to this! I mean who doesn’t like beer and bratwurst! YUM!! It looks like you has a great time.

  53. Aw you and your other half look like you had a lovely time and judging by the smiles you enjoyed your food!

  54. Looks like a fun time and good food!

  55. Sounds like a really fun time with lots of great food. You didn’t tell us, what was your bowling score?

  56. Such an awesome night- I was bummed to miss it! Someday we will not have a nursing bby and we can get there!!! So much fun!

  57. That looks like so much fun, and the food – oh that food looks incredible!!! Thank you for sharing!

  58. I am jealous – looks like a fun night! The food looks amazing, too.

  59. You are making me so hungry ow! We just made some Oktoberfest dinner the other night it was delicious!

  60. Sounds like fun. Looks like you all had a great place to network and meet up.

  61. Sounds like a fun event. I would have liked to participate in the beer tasting.

  62. We had a small Oktoberfest party with our neighbors. Loved the homemade pretzels. This sounds like even more fun!

  63. That looks like a BLAST!! We have an Oktoberfest in New Braunfels but I’ve never been.

  64. How fun! I would love to attend something like that with other bloggers. It looks like you and the hubby had a great time.

  65. What a fun environment! It looks like the food was really good too!

  66. That pork loin looks delicious! What a very fun place to eat for Oktoberfest.

  67. Love celebrating Octoberfest…. we usually make bierocks, pierogies and brats. I have a great recipe if you ever want one (for bierocks)

  68. Looks like a real fun night. I am always up for a game of bowling.

  69. I love Octoberfest, enjoy beer tasting.. I also love Bratwurst 😉 ! That apple strudel looks so tasty

  70. I would love to experience this. I love beer and I love Brats!

  71. What fun! Nothing better than beer, friends, and food!! And that food looks delicious..

  72. What a great date night, looks like you had tons of fun. Oktoberfest food looks delicious too!

  73. This is totally a great and fun event. I am sure you had a wonderful time with other bloggers. When you combine beer, food, and friends, expect one of the happiest nights of your life!

  74. This sounds like a ton of fun! my husband and I need more outings without kids like this!

  75. Im sure you had fun in that event, those foods are looks yummy and all drinks. I like attending event like this. Maybe next time.

  76. Love the pic of you two together. It looks like you guys were having a blast.

  77. This looks like so much fun. My grandmas used to go to Foxwoods together many years ago. I’ve never been to an event like this though, sounds like it would be awesome!

  78. Looks like you two had a blast! And the food looks really good, makes me want to take the family sometime.

  79. Foxwoods looks like such a beautiful place. I would love to try out some of the drinks and delicious foods.

  80. I see why you had such a good time. That food, that beer, that fun!

  81. You seemed to have had such fun and who wouldn’t with that smoked pork loin!!! Yummy!

  82. I have been wanting to take a trip to a casino. This one looks really nice, I’ll have to check it out.

  83. Looks like you had a great time. October fest was a fun event. I love the foods and lot of beers

  84. ahhh..octoberfest, i can still recall the years i spent in germany drinking huge steins of beer and eating whole chickens and then stumbling back to the army barracks. yup good times.

    everything looks awesome in your pictures. beer bratwurst and bowling, how can you go wrong/

  85. I love these types of blogger events. Now we know how much fun this place can be and I know I want to visit! Rather than just seeing some still footage or a marketing video this shows a real story.
    Lee

  86. Wow it looks like you had a great time! I think my friends went to the local Octoberfest this past weekend.

  87. We have been to Foxwoods and it was a lot of fun. Would be even more fun to go for the Oktoberfest, as evidenced by your post.

  88. I’m not a beer drinker but the event looks like a ton of fun! the food looked fabulous!

  89. What a fun event! I love having beer and great food in the company of good friends. The pictures of food you posted here looked absolutely yummy!

  90. We love Oktoberfest over here. Sounds like a fun event! What a great way to take part 🙂

  91. Looks like you had a great time! What a fun event!

  92. I do not drink beer so I never paid attention to Oktoberfest activities. After reading this and seeing all the wonderful looking food it seems there would be plenty for me to enjoy.

  93. Whilst I am more of a wine-lover, this is my kind of event. I’d always relate Oktoberfest events to fun and food. You all looked like you had a blast.

  94. Wohoo for Okroberfest! That looks like a very fun event and you sure did look like you had an amazing time!

  95. Looks like a great event. I am not a huge beer fan but I like some of German beers. Bratwurst is a favorite food too.

  96. Looks like a relaxing time with friends and your sweetheart. Love the pictures.

  97. That Char-Grilled Bratwurst served with German potato salad and whole grain mustard looks amazing and seems to be sort of a fancy way to make bangers n mash!

  98. What a fun evening! I’ve never participated in an Oktoberfest – will have to add that to my list!

  99. Well this was a fun time – especially meeting the other bloggers – Oktoberfest is big in the resorts I live in, but extremely crowded every weekend – this one looks more casual and relaxed

  100. This looks like so much fun! I have never been to one, but wish our town did something for Oktoberfest.

  101. I love blogging events like this. How fun to enjoy a good brew and some yummy snacks

  102. So fun! We have a lot of Oktoberfest activities around here, and I hope they are as cool as the one you went to.

  103. Looks like you guys had a fabulous time…this would have been lost on me because I am not a beer drinker…

  104. It looks like y’all had a great time!! I love Octoberfest!!

  105. This looks like fun! Going to have to go there sometime with the family.

  106. I remember volunteering at Oktoberfest in college. Fun times.

  107. My husband would go for the beer alone. I would adore the brats and the bowling and casino. Looks like a fab time!

  108. The food looks amazing! I have no doubt the hubs wouldn’t have second thoughts of going to that event. Of course! It’s Oktoberfest!

  109. That sounds like so much fun! I haven’t been bowling in a long time, it’s always a blast though.

  110. Sounds like a great time!!!! My family is German so I ate so many bratwursts when I was a kid lol…. So yummy.

  111. That food looks tasty and it looks like you had an amazing time! My husband would have loved that beer tasting!

  112. Looks like a lot of fun! I absolutely love German food! Sounds like you had a blast!

  113. I’ve been dying to go to Foxwoods. I need to have a date weekend with my husband.

  114. This place looks fantastic! I’ve been going to a lot of great restaurants lately, so if I’m in that ‘neck of the woods’, I’ll have to bring some of my foodie blogger friends. It’s funny as they assist each other to get the right lighting on the food. lol

  115. I would be all over the apple strudel. Sign me up!!

  116. This looks like such fun! I would love to attend something like this. I haven’t been bowling in ages, but it’s always fun.

  117. That food looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to know what Oktoberfest was all about, looks like ya’ll had a blast.

  118. Fun! I have been to that casino once a long time ago and it was a lot of fun, great place to spend Oktoberfest!

  119. I like the look of that place! Even the lanes look classy!

  120. You two look like you had a fabulous time! This casino looks utterly classy, too. It has been ages and ages since I’ve been to a casino.

  121. I love events like these. Gives you the opportunity to mingle and get to meet bloggers in the area.

  122. How fun is Oktoberfest??? Ive never been to the local events but they always look so fun!

  123. Sounds like this is a lot of fun! I’ve never done Oktoberfest before!

  124. Can you believe that I have only ever been in a casino once? I need to spend a day there!

  125. Those look like some amazing foods! The photos and descriptions almost have me drooling here!

  126. This sounds like it was such a fun event. Love brats.

  127. You guys are too cute. What a fun date night. I’ve never been to an Oktoberfest event. It looks like a good time.

  128. Looks like you had a lot of fun. We weren’t able to attend the Oktoberfest this year.. sob.