Polka bands achieve their signature sound with piano accordions, plucky tubas, and a steady diet of schnitzel. Revel in traditional tunes with today’s Groupon to the Buda Beer and Polka Fest 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on October 22 at the Buda City Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get one general-admission ticket (a $10 value).
- For $9, you get two general-admission tickets (a $20 value).
- For $17, you get four general-admission tickets (a $40 value).
Patrons descend upon the Buda Beer and Polka Fest to set eardrums in motion with lively accordion music and indulge taste buds in delectable German eats. Visitors roam the park imbibing in traditional German revelry as they fill their bellies with authentic cuisine such as schweinshaxe—the Bavarian-favorite roasted ham hock—or apfelküchle—a succulent dessert of fried apple cakes. An expansive pavilion shelters the stage from rainy weather and the sun’s piercing gaze as traditional dancers do the hula to polka bands’ spirited Bavarian oompah beats churned out in 2/4 time. In addition to German-inspired entertainment, such as arts and crafts, a gut-busting sausage-eating competition challenges visitors’ stomach capacity and the sexiest-fräulein-costume contest encourages guests to don tantalizing lederhosen get-ups or ankle-revealing burlap sacks to impress the panel of judges.