Stampede’s inaugural Oktoberfest brings German culture to Old Town Temecula

Temecula Stampede Manager Steven Merems poses for a photo during the Stampede’s Oktoberfest event Oct. 9. Valley News/Hannah Hanford photo
Hannah Hanford Writer Oktoberfest, held Oct. 9-10 at the Temecula Stampede located in Old Town was a German inspired event with German beer, bull riding, Bavarian bands and food that brought together residents and visitors to celebrate German heritage. The inaugural event was well-attended and those participating enjoyed live music, drinks, food and more, providing an immersive cultural experience for all ages. “For the last 20 years the Temecula Stampede has been really stagnant,” Stampede Manager Steven Merems said, “same thing every weekend and the owners wanted to bring something new into the community.” Stampede bartenders Kimberly Riley and Adam Reinwasser pose for a photo dressed in their German a
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