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Most people don’t automatically associate New Orleans with German heritage, but our German forebears have been adding to the delights of the Big Easy since the large waves of immigration from Germany from 1820 to 1870. An organization called the Deutsche Gesellschaft was formed to assist the immigrants with housing and jobs. Over the years, that group evolved into the Deutsches Haus, which is the sponsor of the new Orleans Oktoberfest, a celebration of German heritage, food, culture and music.

The 2011 Oktoberfest will be held at Rivertown, 2020 Fourth St., Kenner, on Oct. 14-16 and Oct. 21-23; Fridays 4 to 11 p.m., Saturdays noon to 11 p.m., Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call (504) 522-8014, and don’t forget to book your rooms at 1896 O’Malley House!

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New Orleans Seafood Festival

Do you love seafood? Do you love New Orleans? Well, we have the festival for you! The three day event is held on theĀ  weekend of September 9-11th for 2011 and will be found in the Central Business District’s Lafayette Square.

Different restaurant vendors will present their delicious dishes, including some of New Orleans’ most famous dineries such as Galatoire’s and Arnaud’s. Sample classic seafood dishes and some new creations, such as shrimp remoulade, po’ boy sandwiches, and other delightful choices. You will also be able to participate in cooking demonstrations from accomplished New Orleans chefs like John Besh of Restaurant August and Chris Lusk of Cafe Adelaide.

Enjoy music at the festival as well. Acts are scheduled most all day of the entire event.

Make sure you have a place to lay your stuffed tummy after the festival. 1896 O’Malley House will offer a soft bed and Southern Hospitality.