American Oktoberfest?!

Why should Germany have all the fun? Oktoberfest is one of the largest people’s fairs in the world, lasting for two weeks from late September to early October. Next to the Christmas tree, Oktoberfest is the most popular German custom. Today there are Oktoberfests from America to Japan.

On Saturday, September 17th the official opening ceremony will be taking place in Munich. To find out more visit the official website: http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/article/About+the+Oktoberfest/About+the+Oktoberfest

The heart and soul of Oktoberfest is the beer and food, along with the raucous atmosphere: Think the 3 B’s – Beer, Bratwurst, and Bavarian dumplings! Follow these tips to create your own American Oktoberfest:

*Create a Hofbrauhaus – Put at least four rectangular tables together to create one long table. Then string the backyard with twinkle lights to set the mood.

* The More the Merrier – When making the guest list invite as many people as you
can to experience the craziness of it all. After all, the streets of Germany are packed during this time!

* Dress the Part! – Guys, grab some suspenders, green shorts and stockings to create your own lederhosen. Girls, braid your hair and go for the beer garden look. Be creative!

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