Fredericksburg is a favorite city in Texas with lots of activities and events for tourists and residents alike. The Oktoberfest is one of the extremely popular Fredericksburg festivals, and it has been running every year since the beginning of October. Basically, Oktoberfest is an event that brings together people from different parts of the world to celebrate the German culture, food, language and music amongst other things. Although this festival is not restricted to German revelers, it is mainly centered on the German culture.
When and Where?
Oktoberfest has usually held annually on the first weekend of October. It is a major festival in Texas and usually receives high attendance from people across the world. The location of the Oktoberfest is the Marktplatz, Fredericksburg, which is in downtown at the Market Square. Fredericksburg is a city located between San Antonio and Austin. Fredericksburg is between 70-75 miles south of Austin and north of San Antonio. In 2016, the Oktoberfest will be held from 30th September to 2nd October. The three-day festival is expected to be full of enjoyment. The Friday events will take place between 6 pm and midnight while on Saturday events will run between 10 am and midnight. On the last day, events will run between 11 am and 6 pm.
What to Expect?
Since the Oktoberfest mainly celebrates the German culture, the festival is usually packed with German goodies. This includes different types of foods from Germany including the different meats, burgers, chips, and sausages. There are also special sweets and treats that both adults and children enjoy. Additionally, revelers can expect a variety of drinks especially frothy beers from Texas and alcoholic beverages that originated from Germany and other parts of the world.
There will also be artists who will be performing different songs. Being a German themed event, Oktoberfest plays a lot of German music, and many performing artists come to celebrate the German culture. There are many German bands that play during this event. However, you can also expect music from other parts of the world as well.
Children are also allowed in the Oktoberfest, and there are different activities and fun games lined up for kids of all ages. Whether it is face painting or bouncing castles and clown fun, you are guaranteed that your children will not get bored during this event.
Oktoberfest is an event that accommodates both adults and children. Adults pay more for entry tickets. However, pets are not allowed to this event. The only pets that can come into the festival are those that are used as human guides.
Fun for All
Oktoberfest guarantees revelers of all ages extreme fun as it attracts people from all parts of the world. For those who are more adventurous, dressing up in traditional German attire is allowed. Albeit, this festival brims with diversity, and you can be sure to meet people from many parts of the US and the world at large. With all the different tents and booths at the event, you are assured of having lots of fun and making friends during the Oktoberfest.