A Mile of Fun for Foodies

Octoberfest offers an almost endless variety of food to choose from

Just try to walk away from Appleton’s Octoberfest hungry. It’s not going to happen.

There will be 100 different food vendors lining College Avenue, with choices ranging from finger foods to sandwiches and burgers to funnel cakes and bakery to ethnic foods of all varieties.

And while you’re satisfying your foodie cravings, know that all the food booths are staffed by local nonprofit organizations, which use the money generated to fund their community support projects and services throughout the year. The list of organizations staffing food booths includes the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, church groups, food pantries, youth sports organizations, and Boys & Girls Clubs.

“Anecdotally, I’ve heard from many food vendors that Octoberfest is one of, if not the largest, fundraiser they have each year,” says Amy Flanders, Octoberfest Managing Director and Vice President of Administration & Operations for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Here’s just a partial list of the food goodies that will be on hand at Octoberfest:

Hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, frozen chocolate covered cheese cake, tacos, nachos, pizza, deep-fried cheese curds, egg rolls, stuffed chicken wings, crab rangoon, pulled pork sandwiches, Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, corn dogs, bacon, calzones, deep-fried pickles, funnel cakes, cheesecake on a stick, grilled cheese sandwiches, steak sandwiches, spaghetti and meatball on a stick, hot beef sandwiches, ice cream, root beer floats, pastries, cream puffs, jambalaya and gyros.

“The food is one of the main reasons Octoberfest is such a special event and a one-of-a-kind event,” Flanders says. “You get to sample a wide range of cuisines from all over the world and feel good about supporting local nonprofit organizations at the same time. This event is perfect for foodies everywhere.”

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