Oktoberfest in Portal AZ

Late October in Cave Creek Canyon and with the colors changing in the Chiricahua mountains it was time for Oktoberfest in Portal.  Saturday morning broke clear as local participants began to gather in Portal for another Oktoberfest celebration.  Sponsored by the Sew What Club of Portal and benefiting the clubs scholarship program local vendors set up their tables and the silent auction featured baskets filled with goodies based on a variety of themes. Grilled brots, German potato salad, and home made sour kraut were on the menu for lunch as well as home baked goodies were for sale.  This years crowd was even larger and parking spilled over out of Portal and into Portal Rescues parking lot up the hill.  With families and dogs it was a great way to enjoy a nice fall day in the canyon with change in colors in full swing.  A slideshow of images from Oktoberfest may be found on the Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM website and at Chiricahua Sky Island, Rodeo.

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Saturday morning at Oktoberfest in cave creek canyon.

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Lunch was brots on the grill.


  1. This was indeed a great weather!

  2. Certainly was great weather and a nice way to spend a day off.

  3. Dawn Aerts' Silent Auction 'baskets' brought in a record amount of money, ~ $1500. Clever idea she had. The brats were good, too!

  4. Good to hear that the silent auction baskets were a success. The funds go to a worthy cause.