Oktoberfest draws crowds from all over the country and there is a reason why. It is an amazing event! Main Street is filled with beer, dancing, lederhosen and cheer. Make sure you bring all the right items to have a good time. Viel Vergnügen!
CASH: Cash is king at Oktoberfest. All food vendors are cash only. If you forget to grab cash there are a few ATM’s located off Main Street. Right before the stairs going down to Downstairs at Eric’s and inside the Welcome Center are the two closest ATM’s to Main Street.
A STEIN: No Oktoberfest is complete without a stein. Bring one from home or purchase one. If you opt to purchase one there are two sizes, a liter stein (takes two beers to fill) and half liter stein (takes one beer to fill). Not a beer drinker, no worries, there are wine and gluten free beer tents. You can purchase your stein at multiple tents during the event.
LEDERHOSEN: If you are going to act the part you might as well dress the part. Dust off your lederhosen or dirndl and wear them with pride. Don’t have one, don’t worry, there are plenty of vendors looking to help you add some traditional German outfits to your wardrobe.
GERMAN: You will want to brush up on your German before arriving. You may even want to practice raising your glass and yelling PROST with family and friends prior to arrival. This German salutation will be the most used phrase of your entire weekend…if it isn’t you may be doing something wrong.
APPETITE: Pretzel necklaces, schnitzel and sausage will be taking over Main Street. There are more food vendors than you can imagine and you will want to leave room for all these delicious treats!
A GREAT ATTITUDE: Oktoberfest is what you make it. If you are looking to have an amazing day, that is what you will have. This event only happens every 365 days, so put any problems on the back-burner and get ready to leave saying “Ich hatte viel Spass gehabt!”
CAMERA: It isn’t every day that you and your friends will be wearing lederhosen, pretzel necklaces, holding your steins in the air and yelling Prost, so you will want to capture these memories. There will be plenty of fellow Oktoberfest lovers to help take group pictures for you, just remember to return the favor.
DANCING SHOES: With traditional polka music filling the air, you may find your toes starting to tap. Head on over the Riverwalk Plaza and join in with the Oompah dancers! Live music will be taking place throughout the course of the day.
For a full Oktoberfest schedule go here. We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Oktoberfest. Prost!