Roctoberfest promises a taste of Germany with a thirst for rock ‘n’ roll

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jenny Duong
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii



SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Bust out the brats; Rocktoberfest is back!

The annual event kicks off at 4 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Kolekole Bar and Grill, here.

German food, drinks and games will be rolled out at the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation version of Munich’s annual Oktoberfest.

“Nothing can compare to Oktoberfest in Germany in my mind, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Rocktoberfest has to offer,” said Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Gatling, 57th Military Police Company, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

The event will begin with a ceremonial tapping of the keg. Festivities will continue with live rock music and German inspired games.

Revelers can enjoy traditional German food, such as hot brats and German potato salad, which will be available for purchase. Attendees can buy commemorative Rocktoberfest 2011 steins for $15, and get the first rounds free.

“FMWR events like these are good; they cost less money for Soldiers as opposed to going downtown,” said Spc. Kenard Gillard. “It keeps them out of trouble down there, and it improves morale.”

Continuing the adults night out theme from last year, DFMWR is making sure Soldiers and family members enjoy themselves. This year, attendees won’t pay a cover charge.

“In this economy, no cover charge is great,” said Sgt. Ezra Bailey. It will definitely bring more Soldiers out.”

Roctoberfest 2011

Enjoy food, adult beverages, music, games and prizes at this adult-only event. Call 655-4466 or visit

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