Oktoberfest on St. Croix

Beautiful Oktoberfest waitresses with beer












If you haven’t noticed yet, St. Croix residents love to party.  So celebrating an annual Oktoberfest as they do in Germany is a great fit for the island.  Yes the lederhosen may be a bit hot to wear before the Christmas winds arrive, but that doesn’t stop Crucians from having an authentic celebration.

The main Oktoberfest party took place this past weekend, hosted at Ziggy’s Island Market, a gas station on St. Croix’s east end.  While that location may seem surprising, the popular local hangout continues to expand adding an outdoor bar and decks in recent years.  Ziggy’s is co-owned by Mike Ziegler, David and Traci Hilkes (who relocated to St. Croix from Chicago).  Dave is originally from Germany, so hosting the celebration is fitting.  Ziggy’s always has plenty of kegs of beer on-hand and prepares authentic German food for the occasion, such as bretzeln (like pretzels).

The 2015 celebration included dance music by The Santa Cruz Brass Band.  A special guest of honor was also in attendance to tap the first keg, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany Eric Stubbe.  Donations are being collected for Aktion Deutschland Hilft and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft, organizations helping refugees arriving in Germany.  The Hilkes’ are matching all donations.

Other Oktoberfest celebrations take place around the island, including one at Cheeseburgers in America’s Paradise, also located on St. Croix’s east end.

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