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New Orleans Oktoberfest, October 2013

oktoberfestFall is here – and with it comes milder temperatures, changing leaves, and BEER!  Enjoy lots of beer along with good German food, music, and lots of activities for three weekends in October.  That’s right – it’s time for Oktoberfest!  Oktoberfest is organized every year by Deutsches Haus, known as The German Presence in New Orleans.

Enjoy Oktoberfest 2013 during the weekends of October 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26.  Each of those weekends Oktoberfest happens on Fridays from 4-11 pm and Saturdays from 1-11 pm.  After the party, return to 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast, just a short drive away, to rest up from the events and rejuvenate for another full day of exploring NOLA.

Each day of Oktoberfest you can enter into a $500 Cash Door Prize, the drawing will be held October 26.  You do not need to be present to win.  Also, every day at 6:30, 7:30 and 9:30  you can participate in the Masskrugstemmen which is a Beer Stein Holding Contest.  Can you beat the current record of 20 min 19 sec?

Other events include:
Saturday, October 12 – Dachshund Races:  Who can resist those tiny little legs racing to the finish line!  Proceeds from this event go to a good cause, NOLA Dachshund Rescue.

Saturday, October 19 – Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk:  This is the first annual Oktoberfest 5K, and is organized by the New Orleans Track Club.  Entry into the race includes admission to Oktoberfest after the race, so you can refuel.  So whether you are an avid runner or enjoy a brisk walk – you’ll enjoy this course.

Saturday, October 26 – Wine Tasting of Wines of Europe:  Beer isn’t the only think that Oktoberfest is about, check out wines from Germany, Austria, and the Alsace region.  The wine tasting is $30 per person – and a ticket to the wine tasting includes admission to Oktoberfest.  What more could you want?

Don’t miss the fun, and we look forward to hearing all about it at the inn.  Bis später!

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New Orleans Film Festival – October 11-17, 2013

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Are you a filmmaker coming for the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)?  Or are you going to be in New Orleans over October 10-17 and looking for something to do?  Either way – be sure to make 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast your home base during that week, providing comfortable lodging, breakfast to start your day, and relaxation opportunities!

The New Orleans Film Festival is an exciting event that has earned notoriety.  Listed as one of the Fifteen Fests You Should Enter and one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee – this festival will not only be a great showcase for your film, but includes lots of great entertainment, as well.going to be in New Orleans over October 10-17 and looking for something to do?  Either way – be sure to make 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast your home base during that week, providing comfortable lodging, breakfast to start your day, and relaxation opportunities!

NOFF strives to welcome new filmmakers and artists to the community, and provides lots of opportunity with local resources cultivated in the city.  The festival also awards films in seven categories, yours could be one!  The festival takes place at six theaters, and 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast is less than 6 miles from all but one; which is 10 miles away in Chalmette, LA.

We know you will enjoy your stay in our bed and breakfast, the comfort and history may even inspire you!  See you for the New Orleans Film Festival.

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Art for Art’s Sake in New Orleans – October 5, 2013

New Orleans is the place to be for artists of all sorts – and Art for Art’s Sake is the perfect party for both artists and art-lovers! This event happens the first Saturday every October, so this year the street party is October 5th. This is the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing in New Orleans when you are staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.

Art for Art’s Sake is an art festival where galleries in the Warehouse Arts District and on Magazine Street are open from 6-9pm. Whether you are interested in browsing locally created paintings, sculptures, and photos or are looking for a valuable addition to your collection – everyone is welcome. Along the 5-6 mile stretch of Magazine Street, you’ll find boutiques and gift shops, as well as food and beverages stands along the street.

To extend the evening, you can reserve a table in a nearby restaurant.  You might try Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar – a sports bar featuring delicious pub fare with New Orleans flair!  You might also enjoy the late night menu at Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant which is also a Louisiana exclusive but with a surfer twist.

Feel like more art?  Attend the special reception at the Contemporary Arts Center – which will host a party till midnight. Admission to this party is $10 and allows you to explore new exhibits and enjoy live music.

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It’s the greatest art event of the year in New Orleans – and everyone is welcome. Wear showed you don’t mind walking in, and enjoy the atmosphere of a sophisticated New Orleans street party!