Sunday, September 09, 2007

So, What is Oktoberfest, Anyway?

As some of you may know, both my parents came from Germany … which makes me 100% German … please don’t hold that against me, ok? So, with that said, one of the great drinking events of the year is just around the corner … that’s right, Oktoberfest! If St. Patrick’s Day is Irish amateur day, then Oktoberfest is German amateur day (month, actually).

Normally, we go to the Delaware Saengerbund to celebrate Oktoberfest – which is celebrated at the club the third weekend in September … of course, that happens to be this coming weekend. I’m sure you might be wondering what Oktoberfest is, outside of the chance to drink really good German beer (or Bier!). Well, you’ve come to the right place.

I got this definition from Wikipedia: “Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. The event traditionally takes place during the 16 days up to and including the first Sunday in October.” The beer that is brewed for this is darker and stronger – basically, an opportunity to relive college for some.

Anyway, the Delaware Saengerbund always has a great Oktoberfest celebration, with tons of great beer, German food, music, and even carnival rides for the youngsters. It runs from Friday to Sunday. We plan on going this coming Saturday, late afternoon thru night-time. In case any of you may be interested, here is the website:



Jeff said...

I might be up for this ... will let you know toward the end of the week.

Are you wearing lederhosen for the occasion?

The Rev said...

I would totally go... except all that sausage and beer might kill me.

Dieting sucks.

snowelf said...


Los in lederhosen!! That's awesome!!

I think every day is Oktoberfest where I live... ;)


Steph said...

Just another excuse to get magotty drunk.
I like it.

-B- said...

I'm not much of a drinker, but I'd pay to see Los in lederhosen!! Ha Ha!!!
I picture a drunken Los doing that dance in European Vacation where they kick each other in the pants!!

Christina_the_wench said...

Take me! Take me! I am German.

Eric said...

I endorse anything that is center around celebrating beer.


I love german sausages and sourkraut. I could skip beer though.

Superstar said...

OK your post totally reminds me of the movie "beerfest"...I have NEVER laughed so friggin hard!

So is the "oktober fest really a big as they make it out to be?!?!?!

Crassius Maximus said...

Sounds like it would be right up noted German-American Comrade X's alley. He never lets me forget the prowess of Erwin Rommell, "The Desert Fox".

Los said...

Jeff - Not wearing Lederhosen ... they chafe!

Rev - You can't go and not drink ...

Snowelf - So, you live in Germany?

Steph - Gotta love them Germans!

B - If you went, I would consider wearing the Lederhosen.

Christina - Newark might be a little far for you, right?

Eric - Good Man!!!

Ubermouth - German food tastes better with beer ... trust me!

Superstar - I was never in Munich for Oktoberfest ... would love to go sometime and find out.

Crass - Rommell was an excellent tactician ... one of the few men respected by the allies.