ALPENFEST 2018

Published on October 2, 2018 4:14PM

Three members of the Tirolean Dancers of Oregon Jason Moore, left, Erik Rudd and Karl Ernst use red and green ribbons for one of their trademark dances Saturday night at Oregon’s Alpenfest.

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Three members of the Tirolean Dancers of Oregon Jason Moore, left, Erik Rudd and Karl Ernst use red and green ribbons for one of their trademark dances Saturday night at Oregon’s Alpenfest.

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Alphornist Bruce Coutant of Enterprise creates mellow sounds from his hand-crafted instrument during Saturday night’s performance at Oregon’s Alpenfest. Coutant also manufactures alphorns and is believed to be the only person doing so in the United State.

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Alphornist Bruce Coutant of Enterprise creates mellow sounds from his hand-crafted instrument during Saturday night’s performance at Oregon’s Alpenfest. Coutant also manufactures alphorns and is believed to be the only person doing so in the United State.

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Attendees at Saturday night’s performance of Oregon’s Alpenfest 2018 practice their Schunkeln, a certain rhythmic movement to the beat of a song in which participants link arms and sway side to side on the spot.

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Attendees at Saturday night’s performance of Oregon’s Alpenfest 2018 practice their Schunkeln, a certain rhythmic movement to the beat of a song in which participants link arms and sway side to side on the spot.

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Greg Jarman, owner of Wallowa Lake Karts, is also a sausage flipping master as he demonstrates during Saturday morning’s Alpenfest Breakfast in front of the Edelweiss Inn. The event is a fundraiser for the  raise funds for the Wallowa Lake Tourism Association.

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Greg Jarman, owner of Wallowa Lake Karts, is also a sausage flipping master as he demonstrates during Saturday morning’s Alpenfest Breakfast in front of the Edelweiss Inn. The event is a fundraiser for the raise funds for the Wallowa Lake Tourism Association.

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Randy and Ashley Thull of Kewaskum, Wisc., demonstrate polka dancing during the opening ceremonies of Oregon’s Alpenfest Thursday at the courthouse gazebo. When not touring, the Thull family –– four children –– operates a dairy farm.

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Randy and Ashley Thull of Kewaskum, Wisc., demonstrate polka dancing during the opening ceremonies of Oregon’s Alpenfest Thursday at the courthouse gazebo. When not touring, the Thull family –– four children –– operates a dairy farm.

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Byron White and his daughter Stacy Marshelle pump up the brass section for a Polkatones performance Saturday evening. White is the patron of the group, performer, sound man and manager. The band is a regular at Alpenfest.

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Byron White and his daughter Stacy Marshelle pump up the brass section for a Polkatones performance Saturday evening. White is the patron of the group, performer, sound man and manager. The band is a regular at Alpenfest.

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Accordion virtuoso Alicia Baker was so popular in her first appearance at Oregon’s Alpenfest last year, she was invited back for the 2018 celebration. She played for “Accordionists at Alpenfest” at Terminal Gravity Thursday night and all three shows on Friday and Saturday.

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Accordion virtuoso Alicia Baker was so popular in her first appearance at Oregon’s Alpenfest last year, she was invited back for the 2018 celebration. She played for “Accordionists at Alpenfest” at Terminal Gravity Thursday night and all three shows on Friday and Saturday.

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Rita Ehrler, left, and family got into the spirit of Alpenfest with native costumes and attended the opening ceremonies Thursday afternoon.

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Rita Ehrler, left, and family got into the spirit of Alpenfest with native costumes and attended the opening ceremonies Thursday afternoon.

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Although small in stature, Swiss yodeler Shelby Imholt yodels from the bottom of her feet. She is the official Swiss yodeler of Oregon’s Aplenfest.

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Although small in stature, Swiss yodeler Shelby Imholt yodels from the bottom of her feet. She is the official Swiss yodeler of Oregon’s Aplenfest.


















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