Vegas Seven


  • Dishing With Grace

    Where to Say ‘Prost,’ to Feast on Five Mini Courses and to Find the Food Trucks

    By Grace Bascos

    Oktoberfest has been raging in Munich, Germany, since last week, and culminates on October 4 with big celebrations, but we can trust Las Vegas to go bigger.

  • Three Questions

    Oompoporama Unites Polka and Pop for Oktoberfest

    By Jason Scavone

    The German-American Social Club of Nevada stages its Oktoberfest at Centennial Plaza on October 4. There to lock down tuba duty will be Oompoporama.

  • Dispatch

    Mountain High

    By Natasha Lindstrom

    This time of year, 65-year-old Bonnie Kelso spends her weekends looking for the next Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest queen amid crowds of women in cleavage-baring dirndls and men in knee-high socks.  Kelso herself won the crown—and set a world record—in 1974 when she lugged 21 one-liter steins, or 105 pounds, and she hasn’t missed an Oktoberfest since. This year, she joined more than 20,000 annual attendees hailing from as far as Wisconsin and Canada at the festival, which runs through Oct. 29.