October 11, 2012
of three weekends of the Leavenworth Oktoberfest was a success. Crowds came, but stayed largely in control.
However, last year it was the second weekend of the festival when things got crazy, with crowds overwhelming the
festival’s capacity and overall a more aggressively drunken vibe, according to law enforcement officials.
To talk about this
year’s Oktoberfest, and how beer soaked crowds are cared for and kept in control, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner spoke
with Bob Francis, a Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy, Leavenworth City Councilman. Francis is alio the
president of Projekt Bayern, the group responsible for the