Photos: Annual Oktoberfest opens in NOLA

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Robert Tosso toots away Saturday as he plays alongside fellow members of the Bayou Bavarians band during Deutsches Haus' annual Octoberfest celebration at Rivertown in Kenner.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Casey Fos sips a beer while wearing a shirt that says in German, 'I am a Who Dat.' Fos joined a large crowd of people in attending the annual Octoberfest celebration at Deutsches Haus Saturday in Kenner. The event was held at Rivertown this year because Deutsches Haus, the traditional home of Oktoberfest in New Orleans, was torn down to make way for a hospital complex.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Jude Foret digs into a tasty Oktoberfest feast of stuffed cabbage, German potato salad and sausage and of coure, beer, as he attends the annual Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest event Saturday at Rivertown in Kenner.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Mark and Ann Jager dance to the music of the Bayou Bavarians at the Annual Octoberfest at Deutsches Haus Saturday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Kenner at Rivertown.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- People dance and eat as they attend the Annual Octoberfest at Deutsches Haus Saturday, Oct. 13 in Kenner at Rivertown.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Mike Messino stands in the food tent as he makes his yearly attendance at the Annual Octoberfest at Deutsches Haus Saturday, Oct. 13 in Kenner at Rivertown.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Julia Goodgoin collects money for a raffle on a beer stein she is holding during the Annual Octoberfest at Deutsches Haus Saturday, Oct. 13 in Kenner at Rivertown.