Oktoberfest Information

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All About Oktoberfest

All About The Beer – Is there an official Oktoberfest beer?

Oktoberfest Beer

Beers must meet certain criteria in order to be officially designated Oktoberfest Beer.

Oktoberfest beer must conform to the Reinheitsgebot, at the minimum of 12.5% Stammwürze (original wort) to be served at Oktoberfest. Additionally, the beer must be brewed within the city limits of Munich, Germany. When a beer meets these criteria, it may be designated as an Oktoberfest Beer.

At this time, the breweries that can produce Oktoberfest Beer are… Read more »

History of Oktoberfest – Learn the history of this festival.

Oktoberfest is a annual festival held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. One of the most well-known events in Germany, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair; more than 5 million people attend the Munich Oktoberfest every year. Oktoberfest is an important tradition in Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

The festival is held in an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called Wiesn for short, located near Munich’s center… Read more »

Oktoberfest Food – Guten Apetit! Find out what to serve…

German Food for Oktoberfest

What will you need to make your Oktoberfest event a true German party? Naturally you will need beer. However, German food is also a top priority.

Naturally you will need beer. However, German food is also a top priority for authentic Oktoberfest ambience.

Here are some of our favorite German dishes that you may want to serve at your Oktoberfest party:

Oktoberfest Meat & Würst Dishes

  • Hendl (chicken)
  • Schweinebraten (roast pork)
  • Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock)
  • Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick)
  • Würstl (sausages)
  • Weisswürst (Bavarian white sausage)
  • Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle)

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Oktoberfest Music – Put some “Oomp-Pa” into your party!

There is not an Oktoberfest celebration that would be complete without German polka music. Put some “Ump-Pa” into your own party. Raise your stein and celebrate Oktoberfest the German way! Liven up the atmosphere with brew-influenced polka tracks that will get your feet tapping and bring a smile to the faces of everyone present. Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and do the Chicken Dance. Featured below are a number of our favorite Oktoberfest music collections featured on Amazon.

German Drinking Songs German Beer Songs Oktoberfest Songs
Best of Oktoberfest Songs 50 Oktoberfest Favorites German Beer Drinking & Merrymaking Songs
Oktoberfest Favorite German Beergarden Songs Vol. 1 Must-Have Germany - Oktoberfest Der Oktoberfest Hit-Mix
Oktoberfest - The Official Octoberfest Collection Oktoberfest: Polka Party! Auf Zum Oktoberfest
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