German Club hosts Oktoberfest polka event Oct. 25

University event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union


The Bowling Green State University German Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures will host an Oktoberfest polka event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The event will be in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and a traditional German buffet featuring bratwurst and German potato salad will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. The $15 admission fee (for non-students) in advance ($20 at the door) also covers the buffet. Students are admitted free to the event, but will be charged $10 for the buffet. A cash bar serving soft drinks, wine and beer also will be available.  

This event will be an opportunity to learn about – and dance to – German-American polkas and popular music played by the Jay Fox Bavarian Band. Fox, who has more than 40 years of experience and a classical accordionist background, was the AAA National Accordion Champion for four consecutive years. His great-grandparents were born in Leipzig, Germany, and being of German heritage, he specializes in German vocals and music. He is versatile and plays a variety of styles, including Viennese waltz, polka, big band, standards, country, blue-grass, pop, rock, oldies and semi-classical. For more info on the band and its members, please visit their website.

This year’s Oktoberfest includes a raffle featuring gift cards and other prizes from area businesses. Tickets for the raffle will be available at the event. The Falcon Food Restaurant is an event sponsor.

For more information, contact German Club advisor Christina Guenther at

Updated: 01/22/2019 02:35PM