Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest

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Illustration of a man playing a red accordion and reading sheet music.  The man is clad in stereotypical German Oktoberfest clothing with short grey shorts, brown vest over a white shirt, a triangular grey hat, and knee-high brown socks. Thin green line runs around the border of the button. Red text, black text, and green text on white background. 

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A souvenir from the 1982 Kitchener-Warterloo Oktoberfest, the button pictured above features Onkel Hans, a portly German man with a felt hat and lederhosen who is the mascot of the festival. The nine day annual festival takes place in the twin cities of Kichener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The festival currently attracts an estimated 750,000 to 1,000,000 visitors each year.

Catalog ID EV0079