Oktoberfest: A Traditional Way to Celebrate

When festivities cross your mind, definitely “fun” would be the first thing to sink in. How much more if it is the Oktoberfest in Germany? This 16 to 18-day long folk festival is jam packed with loads of entertainment and activities that would not leave room for boredom.

What is Oktoberfest?

In the Bavarian culture, Oktoberfest is considered as one of the most important events. As a matter of fact, the first Oktoberfest was celebrated in honor of Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Since people find it exciting, it was repeated and held every year at Munich, Bavaria, Germany where millions of people gather. On this year, Oktoberfest will be on September 16 to October 3.

The Fun Part

The world’s largest Volksfest, Oktoberfest has loads of entertainment in store for you. You can enjoy carnival rides in fair grounds, see the parades, sidestalls, and games. On the high note, traditional foods are also served such as Hendl (roast chicken), Brezen (pretzels), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Obatzda (spicy cheese-butter spread), and many more.

Lots of beers are also served with a minimum alcohol content of approximately 6% in volume. This is sure stronger than the ones you have at home, so take control and drink in moderation. Nonetheless, these beers are brewed within the city limits of Munich that have passed the criteria. Augustiner, Späten, Hacker-Poschorr, Paulaner, Hofbräu and Löwenbräu are the breweries represented in the Oktoberfest grounds.

Reservations and Opening Time

During the event, it is expected that the place is crowded and finding your place would be difficult. With this, you have to make a reservation ahead of time that usually comprises of 8 to 10 people. The problem is, every tent has its reservation booking system and starts at differing schedules.

When it is the big day, opening of stalls starts at 10.00 noon until midnight. As for the serving of those beers, it starts at 12 noon up to 10:30 PM. That is definitely a long time to celebrate.

Just take note that people of any ages are welcome to join the festival. If you have children under six years old, however, should be brought home at 8PM. It is because the tents would be crowded and busy in the following hours.

The Bottomline

Oktoberfest is unquestionably fun. There are lots entertainment for all ages and lots of beer and food choices. Without a doubt, this celebration is definitely spirited and full of life.

If you are up for a party party the Oktoberfest way, there is a new German Oktoberfest in Buendia Food by the Court, they offer German Beers and yes, German food. Another one is starting in Davao City but currently still on the look out for the best location but they are joining events in Davao, either in The Weekend Market or in Damosa Food Fest. You may check their schedule at their Social Media Accounts:

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