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Utah Bears

Okto-Bear-Fest

Started by Iggy Bear in Utah Bears 3 months ago

Hello fellow Utah Bears. My name is Stone Criddle. I have had this idea for a while and I would like to share it with you all.

Last winter, I worked the Snowbird Oktoberfest, and it left a very bitter taste in my mouth. Oktoberfest is supposed to be a celebration of harvest, but, like any corporation, the essence of the celebration was stripped out and replaced with profit. Thankfully, Coroooonuuuu has canceled the bastardized festival.

In light of this situation, I would like to start an Okto-Bear-Fest, where the essence of the festival is preserved, with a little bit of the Bear spirit sprinkled in: as I have mentioned, Oktoberfest is classically a celebration of the harvest, and, by extension, a celebration of creative labor. To honor and revive this tradition, Okto-Bear-Fest will require all attendees to 1) bring something made only from food grown by the attendee, and 2) bring something that they created with their own labor (poetry, sculpture, carving, metallury/forging, invention, anything creative). The 2nd requirement is by no means an offering to me or the celebration; it is a relic of your creative labor, which deserves to be celebrated. Obviously, we can all contribute to this idea and grow something magnificent. I would love to have traditional dances being taught, beautiful music being played, brilliant poetry being orated, workshops, and, ultimately good times being had.

I understand that, at least for this year, many of us will be unable to meet the requirements, and that is perfectly fine. This is the raw beginning of something that we can collectively cultivate into a masterpiece.

Onward and upward.

This sounds like a beautiful idea and a great way to build community here in utah. I'm in

2 months ago
Awesome! When are you planning this?
2 months ago
Every weekend seems to be stormy, so I'm not sure. It also depends on how many people I can get to show up. Hopefully within the next two weeks.
2 months ago
Oh! I wish I could! I'm heading out Wed for 4 weeks on the road. Please do post things about it! FB or IG you can search me by email nathan.petersen@hotmail.com
2 months ago
Hey guys, can we plan on Oct. 9 or 10 in Lamb's Canyon? Hopefully I have some elk meat for us by then.
2 months ago

@iggy bear. I'm down with that. If you'll be providing the meat i can make some sides: rotkohl, sauerkraut, kartoffel salat, gurken salat etc. whatever people are interested in trying or eating. 

2 months ago
@Iggybear i dont know if you were still planning to do it this week but i now have other commitments this weekend. However if it doesnt happen this weekend i am still interested in something happening soon
1 month ago
@notziebear   We'll do next weekend. Haven't seen an elk and I do not want to disappoint, though it's not looking to good for meat. This weekend is supposed to be pretty crappy too so it is probably for the better
1 month ago
Is there anything in particular you would like me to bring, I dont know what everyone wants to bring and next weekend is perfect for me to make it.
1 month ago
Hello fellow bears! Just signed up. Like haul_long bear, I also drive trucks. I haul coal over here in carbon county.  Wish I didn't have to work this weekend, or I would totally be there! We should definitely keep trying to do meet ups; maybe once a month?
1 month ago

@Iggybear was there a specific day/time you were thinking of doing?

@LogosOrDieBear   if you can bake there is always room for good breads and or pastries. I have no idea how to make pretzels but those are an oktoberfest staple.

I won't be doing homemade sauerkraut this time as i never did start it but i will for sure be bringing at least a couple of german sides (hopefully rotkohl if i can squeeze in time the day before or that morning)

@Wes Welcome! Its too bad you cant come, but i am sure we can get a group together next month.

1 month ago
@notziebear  I have to apologize. I cannot do this weekend. If you guys want to go ahead with it, then go ahead. I totally understand. If we can hold off one more week, then I can make it and I can bring some sauerkraut.
1 month ago
@Iggybear you have been the one spearheading this so naturally it will be postponed if you can't make it. That said i will be out of town working to pay off my indentured servitude to uncle shem next weekend, and then visiting the in laws the next weekend so i will catch whatever we try and do in November.
1 month ago

@notziebear funny, I am also working off a bunch of indentured servitude. Hope to see you sometime in November.


 
1 month ago

@LogosOrDieBear

@rochelle-dixon  

@Haul_LongBear  

@millercooperbear  

Ok, I am locking in on the weekend of the 24th-25th. Any preference in terms of date?

1 month ago
@Iggy Bear I can do November 6 and 7, and/ or November 14th and 15th.
1 month ago

@millercooperbear

@Iggybear

November 14 or 15 work for me for next month's meetup

1 month ago

Hello Utah Bears!   This Octo-Bear-Fest idea is meant to be.   I'd love to be a part of it.  I'm in the south end of Salt Lake County.  I'll try to get my adult sons interested and make it a family effort.  I could possibly make some of the dates above.  Is there a certain location already chosen?  Only info I saw about that mentioned Lambs Canyon.  Private or public property?  Not sure what I would bring or contribute yet.   I like that @IggyBear has a grand idea and lets all begin planning a larger event for next year.  In the meantime, if there are any small gatherings I can get to, I'd love to meet local Bears.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather we're having.

@iggy-bear

@notziebear  

@LogosOrDieBear  

@millercooperbear

@Haul_LongBear  

@rochelle-dixon

Kaylynn Roddenberry

sons - Thomas Kelly,   Tyler Kelly (they introduced me to BB in 2018)




1 month ago

@kaylynn roddenberry

To sift through the conversations and answer your question next weekend (either 24 or 25th) is the plan for oktoberfest. The suggested november dates are proposals for next month's meetup because @millercooperbear and myself cannot make oktobearfest. As far as location it has not been specified further than lamb's canyon

1 month ago