The tradition continues with The Spitzbuam! Oktoberfest 2019 will be hosted at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, just a stone’s throw from Bear Mountain State Park – located at Exit 17 off the Palisades Parkway.
Die Spitzbuam (pronounced “Sshhpit-sss-boo-ahhmm”) are a non-internationally, non-renowned German-American dance orchestra. The name roughly means “Trouble Makers” in the German-Bavarian dialect, however there are arguments that the translation does not fully capture the spirit of the original word. The group is generally contained within the Metropolitan New York area although they have been sighted in locations as far ranging as Rochester, Pennsylvania and even Bermuda, at events that are accompanied by merry-making, food… and of course beer. Musical selection ranges from traditional and popular German and Austrian numbers, to country/western and rock-‘n’-roll. The band is associated with and provides accompaniment for numerous German/Austrian folk dance groups.