Oktoberfest is in full swing and there are plenty
of things to do and people to see down at the fest
If you've attended before, you've likely seen a group
called the Vulcans .
dressed up in red drawing Vs on faces and entertaing
the crowd .
but you may not know why they're there.
News 8's Madalyn O'Neill is live on Oktoberfest grounds
to bring us their story .
which they say begins over a century ago.
The Vulcans represent the St.
Paul Winter Carnival and have a long tradition of
They tell me they have a 130-year feud with the carnival's
On one side show sticker on my face the Vulcans represent
summer, and mark people with Vs to show their allegiance.
On the other side is the royal family which represents
winter, and you can see the snowflake here.
You can see that feud played out here at Oktoberfest.
There's no shortage of characters at Oktoberfest.
But some stand out more than others.
NAT Vulcans singing/dancing
Like these feuding groups .
both repsresenting the St.
Theyre the fire, we're the ice.
On one side with the Vulcans, there's summer.
Vulcans represent heat and summer.
And on the other side with the royal family, is winter.
We fight back in the fall to bring winter back.
And right in the middle,
we can find both groups entertaining
crowds at Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is a must see event and its been amazing
Even in the fall, the the feud continues.
Always! the carnival is based on war bewteen seasons,
warm vs cold.
This has been going on for 130 years.
But in between claiming allegiances with visitors
That means they've been sworn to allegiance to vulcanus
rex and warm weather.
they're able to find some middle ground by making
friends on Oktoberfest grounds.
giving out snowflakes one person and one smile at
a time, I really enjoy doing it.
Entertaining people, greeting them speaking with them
about winter carvnial.
At at the end of a long day, and 130 years of feuding
it's really all about having a good time.
We have such a great comradery with oktoberfest.
We love it here.
It's all in good fun.
In LaX, MO, N8
Paul Winter carnival family and Vulcans both have
quite a crew .
and they'll be around the rest of Oktoberfest weekend
Reporting live at Oktoberfest, I'm Madalyn O'Neill
with News 8.
I'll send it back to you, Mike and Martha.