Celebrating German Culture At The Oktoberfest Parade

By Maureen McCollum | October 5, 2011


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People in La Crosse have been decked out in lederhosen and dirndls all week for the city’s 51st annual Oktoberfest celebration. Beer-drinking is a big part of Oktoberfest, but for most festival goers, it’s primarily a celebration of German heritage with friends and family. With a thick smell of sauerkraut in the air, Maureen McCollum took a stroll through the Maple Leaf Parade.

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is the host and producer for “Wisconsin Life” on Wisconsin Public Radio and the “WPR Reports: Uprooted” podcast. Her work has appeared on NPR and has been honored with national and regional awards. She loves live music, the bluffs along the Mississippi River and eating too much cheese.

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