It sometimes seems like every ski resort across North America will be holding an Oktoberfest over the next month, but there is only one true Oktoberfest and it’s been raging for over a week.
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year to descend on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate the 16-day Oktoberfest extravaganza. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but “die Wiesn” – after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event. – wikipedia.org
- Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich last 16 days (Sep 22, 2012 – Oct 7, 2012)
- 6.4 million visitors
- Oktoberfest Beer is 2% Stronger
- Nearly 7 million Liters of Beer are served
- The event is over 200 Years Old
- Oktoberfest started as a Wedding Party for King Ludwig I.
- Oktoberfest was canceled 24 times due to cholera epidemics and war
- Traditionally Germans man wear Lederhosen, and the girls wear Dirndl
And Now For Women in Dirndl’s.