Beer, brats, & Bavarian culture: Your guide to Oktoberfest 2016

Minnesota is approximately 4,500 miles from Munich, Germany—home of the original Oktoberfest that began over 200 years ago—but that doesn’t stop us from breaking out our lederhosen and strapping on our dancing shoes for some traditional polka music, all to the sound of the clinking of steins and shouts of “Prost!” Here’s how you can celebrate Oktoberfest […]

The Best of Oktoberfest Minnesota 2013

Grab your favorite stein, Oktoberfest is upon us! By Joseph Alton Oktoberfest began as a wedding feast for Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The royalty invited the citizens of Munich to celebrate the new Princess on the now famous fields Theresienwiese—”Therese’s fields” outside […]