The Oktoberfest Resource Guide

Everything Oktoberfest

At the world’s largest party in Munich, over seven million visitors will consume more than five million liters of beer, 600,000 roasted chickens, and over 400,000 sausages. Fortunately, for those of us who can’t make it to Munich, there are hundreds of Oktoberfest events across North America. And, if you’d like to put on your own Oktoberfest party, these Oktoberfest pages will guide you with ideas for what to serve and where to buy authentic German foods and beverages. From Oktoberfest history to recipes, from Oktoberfest party guides to the Chicken Dance, we have the resources to help you celebrate this iconic fall holiday.

Oktoberfest Party Food

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!…

Recipes for an Authentic German Oktoberfest

Host an authentic casual gathering or a dressed up elegant meal to celebrate Oktoberfest. These recipes use genuine German ingredients, with options from quick-and-easy finger food to spectacular festive dishes….

Oktoberfest Feast
Oktoberfest pretzels and Leberwurst on Themed plate

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….

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….

Iconic Oktoberfest Foods
Raising the Beer Mugs

Guide to German Beer

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

Oktoberfest Events in North America

Fortunately, for those of us who can’t make it to the Munich Oktoberfest, there are hundreds of Oktoberfest events across North America — from New York to Vancouver — celebrating German Gemütlichkeit, food and beverages. 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.

Courtesy of Fredericksburg Oktoberfest
Munich Oktoberfest

What’s so Cool About Oktoberfest? – A Brief History of the World’s Largest Party

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

Oktoberfest Brathendl and the Chicken Dance

With it’s signature crispy brown, herb-and-spice infused skin, and tender juicy white meat, Brathendl, or chicken roasted on the spit, is one of the most popular meals at the Munich Oktoberfest. This Oktoberfest roast chicken is usually accompanied by a giant pretzel, red radish … and the Oktoberfest Chicken Dance.

Oktoberfest Chicken roasting on the spit
Oktoberfest Pretzels

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.

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!