The German Festival

Oktoberfest tradition

Oktoberfest started as a celebration for the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Therese Von Sachsen-Hildburghausen in 1810. The celebration occurred from October 12- October 17 and started being a tradition, it was later lengthened to the 2 week span that we're used to today. The traditional foods are pretzels, sausage, and, beer because beer is a way to keep warm during the winter.