The Oktoberfest Resource Guide

OktoberfestIf you can’t visit the Munich Oktoberfest, throw you own party or visit an Oktoberfest near you. Our resource pages list event locations anywhere between New York and Seattle, Oktoberfest party recipes, product suggestions and more.

At the world’s largest public, two week-long event, over seven million visitors will consume more than five million liters of beer, 600,000 roasted chickens and over 400,000 sausages. Up to 10,000 people fit into the largest of the local breweries’ beer tents where strong-armed waiters and waitresses serve between 8 and 12 Mass Bier (heavy glass steins holding 1 liter Oktoberfest beer).

Fortunately, for those of us who can’t make it to the Theresienwiese, or die Wiesn as it is called in Munich, there are hundreds of Oktoberfest events across this country — from New York to Seattle — celebrating German Gemütlichkeit, food and beverages.

And, if you’d like to put on your own Oktoberfest party, our Oktoberfest pages will guide you to staging your own private Oktoberfest party, including ideas for what to serve and where to buy authentic German foods and beverages.

Oktoberfest Events in North America

Oktoberfest celebrations in North America are more popular than ever. Find one near you in our guide to Oktoberfests in the United States and Canada.

The Official Munich Oktoberfest Page

Visit the official page of the Munich Oktoberfest to find interesting facts and figures about the world’s largest party!

What’s so Cool About Oktoberfest?

Learn about the origins, traditions and current events of and at the Oktoberfest.

A Guide to Staging your own Oktoberfest Party

Kick of the Fall holiday season with an Oktoberfest-themed party. Invite who you want, when you want. Stay up late or party til dawn. It’s your take on the world’s largest party!

Buy Oktoberfest Party Decorations and Foods

If you can’t splurge on plane tickets to Germany, consider staging Oktoberfest at home with these ideas and recipes. Whether it’s no-frills or fabulous, this celebration can perfectly capture the essence of fall.

On Sale – The Top Oktoberfest Brands and Products

Besides beer, you gotta serve some authentic German ingredients and foods at your party. Here’s a list of the must have brands and products available online, at specialty food stores or at the German aisle of major grocery food stores.

Oktoberfest Brathendl and the Chicken Dance

From simple to elegant these recipes are sure to elicit some “oohs” and “aahs” at your Oktoberfest celebration.

Guide to Oktoberfest Beers

The essential element of any Oktoberfest celebration – German beer. Read our guide to legendary brews from Germany.

All Hail The Humble Pretzel — An Oktoberfest Classic

Especially popular in Southern Germany, the Brezel as it is known in this region, is a familiar sight at the annual Munich Oktoberfest. Learn more about this popular salty snack.