Oktober 16, 5-midnight
5-12: Festhalle Bier Tent
5-12: Food Vendors
5-8: Manuela Horn and Kerry Christensen
8-12: Cody Walden
Oktober 17, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
11-11: FestHalle Bier Tent
11-11: Food Vendors
11-5: Marktplatz (arts and crafts general goods, commercial booths)
11-5: Kinder Fun (family games and activitiesy)
11-6: Manuela Horn and Kerry Christensen
6-9: The Rhinelanders
9-11: Manuela Horn and Kerry Christensen
Besides the country sounds of Liberty County’s own Cody Walden, this weekend’s Oktoberfest in Hinesville will feature traditional music, oompah and yodeling.
The Rhinelanders out of Savannah have been performing at German festivities and folk music venues since the early 1990s. They were featured at the River Street Oktoberfest in Savannah earlier this month and have played at past festivals here.
The yodeling will be provided by Manuela Horn, a commedienne/singer/yodeler, and Kerry Christensen, who does western and alpine songs.
Horn has used quirky characters and off-beat situations to carve herself out a place in the European-style circus circuit and Oktoberfests and corporate events in the United States. Earlier this year she made the top 40 in America’s Got Talent.
Christensen studied yodeling in Austria out of high school and has used the skill working at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center for much of the 1990s, as well as contributing to the Disney movie “Home of the Range.”
The festival runs Friday night and all day Saturday in downtown Hinesville. Admission is free.