Today, Oktoberfest smacks of fall, with seasonal beverages and attractions to connect and recharge.
The City of Munich’s website claims the origin of Oktoberfest, goes back to October 12, 1810. It was on that day that the future King Ludwig I married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, giving all of Munich a reason to celebrate. The festivity brought inspiration to celebrate yet again the following year, beginning the massive tradition of Oktoberfest. Each year since that famous wedding, new attractions, agricultural shows, contests, and beer tasting stations have been added to the festivity.
Hosted at Tampa Bay Down, this three-day celebration features German culture with authentic sausage and brats, steins of beer, traditional and contemporary music from local bands, log-sawing contests, carnival attractions, and many hands-on activities for the entire family.
Hosted by the German American Society of Central Florida, this authentic Oktoberfest celebration is held in the Orlando area. The society hosts two Oktoberfests each year, both open to the public. Highlights of this festival include two authentic German bands, real Bavarian beer on tap, home cooked German food, and entertainment from the Alpenrose Schuhplattler Dancers.