Millions of people in Germany and around the world ...
are gearing up to celebrate the transition from summer to fall, with ‘tastings’ of delicious food and brewed beverages, at Oktoberfest celebrations!
- Originally started as a royal wedding party, featuring a horse race and performance by a student choir, today’s Oktoberfest parties have blossomed into joyful gatherings for the whole community with live music and dancing (from polka to rock & roll), local favorite foods, and plenty of Fall Fun activities like games, bicycle rides, and a parade leading to the tapping of the first official Oktoberfest keg.
But why is Oktoberfest celebrated in September?
- Traditionally, the 16-day party was scheduled to end on the first Sunday of October – so it began around September 23rd (the first weekend in autumn.) To keep with the tradition, plan your Oktoberfest celebration for the Saturday or Sunday closest to the first day of fall.
So what’s the best way to celebrate at your Oktoberfest party? We vote for an oompah band, generous servings of your favorite fresh-popped Doc Popcorn, and a mug of cheer! Prost!