'Today' show calls Tulsa's Oktoberfest 'one of the best in the country'
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Saturday, September 29, 2012
9/29/12 at 8:18 AM
A “Today”show travel editor brags
on Tulsa’s Oktoberfest.
Original Print Headline: Oktoberfest in Tulsa gets major props on 'Today'
"Bavaria comes to Oklahoma" - it's a slogan Tulsa's Oktoberfest could borrow from NBC.
Maybe they've used that, though, in past years at Oktoberfest, which we already knew was countless kegs of fun - and one of the best in the country, different magazines claim.
The newest validation came courtesy of NBC's "Today" show when guest Kate Maxwell, a travel editor, included the 918's take on the annual German extravaganza on her list of top fall festivals around the country.
"I think Oktoberfest, I don't always think of Oklahoma," an NBC anchor said during the segment. That's probably a safe assumption for most folks outside the Sooner State.
"No, you might think of Germany, generally," Maxwell replied before touting Tulsa's annual German beer-infused bash as "one of the best in the country ... Bavaria comes to Oklahoma, really."
"The next best thing to Munich, I guess, is Tulsa this time of year," the anchor said. Kinda cool, huh?
Hank Lieber (right) and Ricki Roseman dance to polka music inside Bier Garten at Oktoberfest. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World file