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The Spitzbuam 2023 FALL DOWN TOUR! - September 19th Update
We're coming off a great weekend - last Saturday we were on Summer Stage in Central Park, NYC - at the Octoberfest following the annual Steuben Parade. Great facility - lots of happy people drinking lots of beer - and the nation Masskrugstemmen competition sponsored by HofBrau Beer. Melina did her classic "I Love German Boys" plus a brand new song - "I Love Octoberfest". Many thanks to the Parade Octoberfest committee for having us and to the stage crew who did a tremendous job making us sound very good! That video board with our logo on it was pretty cool too (see facebook!) The following day, on Sunday - we were at Plattduetsche Park in Franklin SQ, LI for OmpahFest - lots of people, lots of bands (including a bunch from Germany), lots of brats (and other goodies) and GREAT GREAT weather made for a tremendous event.

This weekend we're off to Chester, NJ at their Annual Oktoberfest and Car Show - we're there both days, Saturday and Sunday, joined by the Edelweiss Passaic Schuhplatter Dancers. A couple of big tents, a good selection of beer, the Chester Lions cooking the food, Jamie the Pretzel Girl wandering the grounds with massive pretzels for sale and lots of nifty classic cars - a great way to spend the weekend ... Alstede Farms is right across the street - so you can start there and do your fall farm stuff - then head over to the Oktoberfest.
Hope to see you there!

The Spitzbuam 2023 FALL DOWN TOUR! - Its Here! September 5th Update
Here we are are - The kick off of our 2023 FALL Down Tour! Herby, Paul, Pete, Frank and Ceaser are all rested up and ready to rock and Polka. This Year we're keeping things relatively local - as far West as Reading, PA -- North up to Poughkeepsie, NY -- South down to Clark,NJ -- and as far east as Peconic, NY. This weekend is one of our longer circuits - starting with the Germania Octoberfest in Poughkeepsie Friday, 9/8, Going down to Clark, NJ for Bayern Verein Newark's Octoberfest at the Deutsche Club on Saturday 9/9. Both of these events feature covered pavillions and Schuhplattler Dancing - so you can get your inner Bavarian out. Sunday 9/10 we head out to Peconic,NY to visit our friends at Greenport Brewery. A tent, Great Beer (brewed in Peconic) and Food, and the Spitzbuam - what more can you want! Check out our schedule for links and the full list of our appearances. Hope to see you there - Till next update, Prost!! Ferdinand

The Spitzbuam 2023 FALL DOWN TOUR! - August Update
Well folks we've got a busy Octoberfest season coming - probably the busiest we've ever had ... check out our 2023 schedule (finally updated) ..

Before that we're performing at the German Alps Festival which is starting up again this year August 19 & 20. Formerly at Hunter Mountain, its now being held at the Irish Cultural & Sport Centre in East Durham NY just a little north of Hunter. Facility looks great - they have a couple of large pavilions - and the band lineup is great - mainstay Jimmy Sturr is of course there, joined by Die Bayrischen Hiatamadln direct from Bavaria. The Spitzbuam will be sharing the Stage with the ladies on Sunday August 20th - come out and see how the boys do versus the girls! Rounding out the bands for the weekend are our friends The Adlers and Mountain Express. Lots more information at link above!

Kicking off the Month of September - starting Friday the 8th in Poughkeepsie NY, then Saturday in Clark NJ, and finally ending up out east on Long Island at Greenport Harbor Brewery in Peconic NY.

Then on to the Steuben Day Parade weekend - we're on the Oktoberfest Stage in Central Park NYC after the Parade on Saturday the 16th. On Sunday we move on to OmPahFest in Plattduetsche Park in Franklin Sq NY. OmPahfest features lots of bands including some of the marching bands from the Parade. Come early as we start at 12Noon in the big tent.

.... more to come - check schedule for full list ...

Live on German Hit Parade - March 2022
Back in March we had the pleasure of appearing live on the German Hit Parade radio show with Uwe Riggers, broadcasting on 90.3FM WHPC, Nassau Community College. Part of the broadcast was preserved in glorious technicolor!!
For those of you with 2 hours to kill - here's the complete show (audio only)

The Spitzbuam 2022 FALL DOWN TOUR!
We've got a busy schedule this fall - starting with 3 days over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia at the Cannstatter Volksfest. This is our first appearance at the Cannstatter Volksfest, also appearing are the MountainXpress with our friend (and our go to drummer when Herby can't make it) Bill Yob. Providing the dancing entertainment are our friends from the Almrausch Schuhplattlers. Be sure to check out the Altweibermuhle (Old Ladies Mill) - the German equivalent of the fountain of youth.

Then we'll be off for a couple of weeks, while trying to drum up some business in Munich ...

At the end of September we continue with a weekend in Chester,NJ for the Octoberfest sponsored by the Lions Club - where we've been performing since 2015. Edelweiss Passaic, just off of hosting the North American Gaufest weekend in July, will be providing the Schuhplattling entertainment there.

Mostly staying on Long Island in October - including numerous performances at Plattduetsche Park with the Original Enzian Schuhplattlers, a week of playing under the Moose at Stammtisch, a day up north at Bear Mountain, a day out east at Greenport Brewery, plus assorted other events. We finish off October with a Friday night at Gottscheer Hall where the band started playing over 40 years ago.

As is traditional, the Fall Down Tour ends with Original Enzians Bauernball - this year its a little more special as it the 100th Bauernball.

Check out our schedule for complete details!


Appearing at Manor Octoberfest in Forest Hills for a couple of dates - check our schedule!

Hear a sample of the band (but see us LIVE) - audio clips from Sechs, Bier and Rockin' Um-pah

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Oh Marie Polka - NY Police Steuben Octoberfest, 2005

Roll out the Barrel - Floyd Bennet Field, Circa 1995