Klaus Nieder toasts at last year's Oktoberfest in Danbury.

DANBURY – The Danbury Lions Club and their supporters are excited to be hosting the group’s 19th annual Oktoberfest at the Danbury Ball Park on August 17.

“Come and join us for real old time fun Polka Music,” voiced Oktoberfest coordinator, Klaus Nieder. “We are proud to feature the" Dan Zimmer Polka Band", Burnett County finest! “

Also performing will be the Bill Koncar Polka Band from Minneapolis, the famous Edelweiss Schuhplatler Dancers from St. Paul, and from St. Croix Falls, the always entertaining, Riverside Cloggers.

Oktoberfest starts at noon continues until 8 p.m. under the big tent so rain or shine the beer will be pouring and the Polkas will be playing.

Along with the festive music enjoy great German food and beer served up by Okoberfest volunteers.

“We’ll have German Bier, German Bratwurst and Bavarian Wieners, great Pork sandwiches all served with Ingrid’s favorite homemade Sauer Kraut!!” Neider enticed.

“Join us at this great community event!” invited Nieder. “We’ll have lots of "Gemuetlichkeit!!!" (Translation - Think of good food, good company, a drink or two and plenty of time to enjoy it all!).

“ZICKE,- ZACKE,- ZICKE,-ZAKE, HOI,-HOI,-HOI, PROSIT!!!!!” (Translation - German toast for “Don’t worry, be happy, one, two, three, drink, cheers!)”

For more info call Klaus at 715-244-3403.

NOTE: The Danbury Lions Club Ball Park is located at 7563 Peet Street in downtown Danbury.