Munichâ€™s Oktoberfest, the 16-day traditional German festival, officially kicks off on the 22nd September, but in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot, guests celebrate with a crackerjack quartet every week of the year. The Oktoberfest Musikanten (German for â€œOktoberfest Musiciansâ€) plays polkas and waltzes inside the Epcot Germany Pavilion while lunch and dinner guests at the Biergarten Restaurant enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut, pork schnitzel and spaetzle. [video=youtube;7AqeRrHw5cE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AqeRrHw5cE&hd=1&t=1m38s[/video] Bandleader Martin Gross is from Buffalo, NY, but is of Austrian heritage and grew up hearing classic folk music around the house. Martin took what he expected would be a one year position with Oktoberfest Musikanten before Epcot even opened in 1982. Heâ€™s now been with the band for all 30 years of its existence. In this, youâ€™ll also hear from accordion player Edi Hadner, whoâ€™s originally from Austria and joined the band (only) 20 years ago.