Sehr Gut: Oktoberfest Recipes and Where To Celebrate
Easy Oktoberfest Recipes
German Soft Pretzels
Scrumptious German Pancakes
German Chocolate Pecan Bars
Braised Bratwurst with Apples and Onions
German Potato Salad
Wilted Cabbage Salad with Bacon
Holly's German Spaetzle Dumplings
German Sweet and Sour Green Beans
For starters, Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer. Not a Saint, a God, a musician or a political figure. Just beer. How cool is that? 6 million people come together in Bavaria, Germany to celebrate the holiday every year. That is an impressive number. This year marks the 180th Oktoberfest celebration!
I have never celebrated the holiday, but that is going to change this year. No, I am not going to book a last-minute flight to Bavaria (wait...unless it's tax-deductible...it’s research...).
I'm going to celebrate in good ol' Boston. I will be heading to the Harpoon Brewery celebration. There will be friends, German food, German beer, keg bowling, chicken dancing (not sure what’s so German about the chicken dance) and even a German chocolate cake eating contest that I might partake in. Free German chocolate? Give it to me. Why have I never celebrated this holiday before? Seriously, why?
You too can celebrate Oktoberfest without having to go too far. Put your passport away and get ready for 16 days of debauchery. What's a better way to end the summer and welcome in the Fall than getting together with a group of friends and drinking beer all.day.long? Oh, I know what's better. Drinking beer all day with friends while snacking on traditional German food. Yah, that's better. Somebody pass me the bratwurst!