• FORT CARSON, Colo.- Pfcs. Alan Sanders, left, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Justin Palmer, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participate in the keg bowling event at Oktoberfest Saturday at The Hub.

    Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    FORT CARSON, Colo.- Pfcs. Alan Sanders, left, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Justin Palmer, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participate...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.- Family members participate in crafts activities at the Oktoberfest event Saturday at The Hub.

    Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    FORT CARSON, Colo.- Family members participate in crafts activities at the Oktoberfest event Saturday at The Hub.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.- Spc. Robert Hutchins, front, 549th Quartermaster Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, and Adam Miller, Family member, compete in the log sawing contest Saturday at Oktoberfest.

    Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    FORT CARSON, Colo.- Spc. Robert Hutchins, front, 549th Quartermaster Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, and Adam Miller, Family member, compete in the log sawing contest Saturday at Oktoberfest.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.- Spc. Yona Davis, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, lands a bean bag right on the edge of the hole at Oktoberfest Saturday at The Hub.

    Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    FORT CARSON, Colo.- Spc. Yona Davis, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, lands a bean bag right on the edge of the hole at Oktoberfest Saturday at The Hub.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.- Spc. Daniel Adkins waits to see how many kegs he'll knock down in the keg bowling event Saturday at The Hub.

    Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    FORT CARSON, Colo.- Spc. Daniel Adkins waits to see how many kegs he'll knock down in the keg bowling event Saturday at The Hub.

FORT CARSON, Colo.-The Mountain Post community got a sample of German culture Saturday at The Hub with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Oktoberfest.

The event included a car and motorcycle show, in which community members could display their vehicles; German cuisine, beverages and entertainment; informational booths; and a variety of games and activities for all ages.

Games included log sawing contests, keg bowling and a bean-bag toss.

"This is the first one we've done, and I hope that people really enjoyed it," said Toni Savino, event programmer, DFMWR Events and Entertainment Division.

Although she was volunteering at the event, Spc. Yona Davis, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, said she planned to take in all that the event had to offer.

"I think it has great potential to be an awesome event," Davis said as families began to arrive. "I'm looking forward to trying the German food."

Although it wasn't on a scale of an authentic German Oktoberfest, the event was designed to give community members a taste of the culture, said Ann Edinger, chief, DFMWR Events and Entertainment Division.

"We hoped to get people out for a fun event and give them some exposure to German food and music," she said. "So many of our troops and their Families have been stationed in Germany, so this is an opportunity for them to get a little feel of Oktoberfest."

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