- Published: 14 October 2017 14 October 2017
Oktoberfest Fun with Norshaft Lions
It was Oktoberfest today in Bennington hosted by the Norshaft Lions. What a blast for the whole family! Colgate Park was beautiful and the fall foliage on the mountains, with the Bennington Battle Monument in the background, was absolutely stunning. Norshaft Lions completely transformed the venue into a family friendly playground for all ages. Upon entering the park there were over 40 vendors displaying all manner of Vermont crafts. Kids were enjoying face and pumpkin painting, hula hoop, wagon rides, Baggo, and football toss. Families and kids were everywhere, enjoying the day and in particular the aircraft flybys as they dropped stuffed lions onto the raffle field to see who won. Then a lederhosen clad parachutist jumped form the aircraft and nailed his landing in the center of the field. Of course there was plenty of excellent German food, music, dancing, and even beer. Hats off to Oktoberfest chair Lion Bert Savoia and the Norshaft Lions Club. You folks know how to bring out the community for fun!