Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 09

18 Sep
Schuplatters

Schuhplattlers

Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth started yesterday and will continue until Sunday.  If you like German music, live entertainment, Weiner dog races, hundreds of people to party with and lots of beer, then Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth is the place to be.

Here is a brief history of Oktoberfest:

What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is a traditional celebration of German beer that originated in Munich in 1810 (to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig) In Germany it takes place over a sixteen-day period, and includes the world’s largest fair.  It’s considered an important part of German culture, with an estimated six million people in attendance each year.  Annually Frankenmuth celebrates the festival the third full weekend of September.  In fact Frankenmuth’s celebration is the only Oktoberfest outside of Germany that’s officially sanctioned by the city of Munich.  The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be celebrating 20 years in 2009.

While looking for photos of last years Oktoberfest, I cam across a couple of videos of last years festivities.  One video is a photo slide show video that has other attractions to do and places to see while here for the Oktoberfest and the second one is a video made by a couple of guys who broke down in Frankenmuth during the Oktoberfest on their way up-north which shows how they partied.  (Both videos are privately owned and the Bavarian Inn corporation takes no credit or responsibility to these videos).

Oktoberfest Overview Guys weekend at Oktoberfest

Here is an overview of the events:

Thursday, September 17 (3:00-10:00pm)
Squeeze Box • The Rhinelanders
Friday, September 18 (Noon-12 Midnight)
Squeeze Box • Sorgenbrecher
Schuhplattlers • The Rhinelanders
Saturday, September 19 (Noon-12 Midnight)
Weiner Dog Race (12:00 – 1:30)
Ezian • Sorgenbrecher
Schuhplattlers • Dave Slivinski
Sunday, September 20 (Noon-6:00pm)
Ezian  •  Dave Slivinski

For more indepth information and brochure, please check out the Frankenmuth Festivals website.

$8.00 Daily Admission
3 day pass $20.00
15 and under are free
Free admission on Sunday all day

Other interesting Links:  Germany’s Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest on Wikipedia.

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