The origins of Oktoberfest date back to 1810 when King Louis I of Bavaria married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. In celebration of their nuptials, the two invited the citizens of Munich for the grandest of parties, and now, the celebrations have continued every year since.
Dallas is no stranger to this tradition and will continue its own gatherings across the city all the way into October. Here are just a few of the places that will be toasting hosting this weekend.
“Truck Yard will be pouring Oktoberfest beers from Karbach, Shiner and Real Ale breweries, and will tap an exclusive Karbachtoberfest cask beer at 7 p.m. This will be followed by more keg tappings, plus stein hoisting competitions with vintage beer steins as prizes. Be sure to don your favorite Lederhosen or Dirndl, because there will also be prizes for best Oktoberfest costume.”
“An authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest, our event features more than 30 hours of continuous family-oriented entertainment. Serving special “Oktoberfest” Bier along with incredible German culinary fare, the festival also includes a Marketplace, music, and kid-friendly options like rides, midway games, and much more.”
“Oktoberfest is back at Community! Fall is our favorite beer-drinking season, and this year we’ve got some special plans in store!
Doors open @ 2pm, and with each ticket purchase you’ll receive 3 beers, an awesome, limited edition Community Beer Stein and access to live music and guided tours of our brewery at 3 and 4pm. Plus, we will be tapping a specialty Dunkelweisse to celebrate the occasion! German-style food options will be available all day long compliments of Chez Flo.
Tickets are limited, and this event will likely sell out, so you’ll want to snag yours ASAP!