Backyard Oktoberfest started in 2015, upon the discovery that Erik’s grandparents had celebrated the holiday. We decided to pick up where they left off. Every year we try to raise a little money to support the neighborhood elementary school. Otherwise it’s just about having a good time with our friends while combining the best of German Oktoberfest with the best of American October (the harvest and halloween season!). Below are some of our key players who help us pull off this event as well as links to their other work.