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Schwarze Schafe playing for an Oktoberfest in CT, 2014



A couple of contestants in the Stein Hoist Men's Division, CT, 2014



A couple of contestants in the Stein Hoist Ladies Division, CT, 2014



Scenes from Oktoberfest in Bristol, CT 2014



Joe Burke, Dick Auger and Lou Borelli of Schwarze Schafe German Band take a break during an Oktoberfest celebration in Norwalk, CT, 2014. It looks like they are waiting for a bus.



Ludwig and Auntie Hilda test the strength of the ladies at Julytoberfest in Paxton.

The Masskrugstemmen Contest is a typical Oktoberfest Activity (AKA The Stein Hoist) to see how long one can hold a 1 Liter stein of beer parallel to the ground with arm straight. Of course, being a family friendly band, we filled the steins with water. These ladies were such good sports and strong too.



Ludwig and Auntie Hilda test the strength of the ladies at Julytoberfest in Paxton.

This is the winner of the Stein Hoist Contest - Ladies Division. Start practicing for next year if you want to beat this lady. She has a really strong arm!



This is the young men's Stein Hoist Competition at Julytoberfest, 2014 in Paxton, MA



Winner of the Young Men's Stein Hoist Contest, 2014, Paxton, MA



Winner of the Young Women's Stein Hoist Contest, 2014, Paxton, MA



We always play the "Vogeltanz" (AKA The Chicken Dance) at Oktoberfest. These two cuties stole the show.



Ludwig and Ashley teaching the audience how to do a German Dance. We have such fun watching the audience enjoying themselves.



Men's Category of Masskrugstemmen Contest. These guys were amazing. I thought they would never quit.



This is a picture of the kids learning "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in German. Participants received a book mark with the German words to the song. They were such good sports.



Jan Borelli, as the Easter Bunny, making a new friend. This child was petrified of the bunny at the mall, but soon warmed up to me when she met me at her home. How adorable is this?



Ludwig and Auntie Hilda taking a break on the "Lady Kate" Oktoberfest Cruise. What a wonderful cruise, up and down the Connecticut River. Beautiful day too. The ship was named for Katherine Hepburn.



Schwarze Schafe plays for an Oktoberfest at Greg Schuler's house, 2013



Lou playing at Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire with the Canobie Ramblers



Lou playing at Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire with the Canobie Ramblers



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