Oktoberfest Food and Celebrations

Oktoberfest Recipe ebook

Oktoberfest food! Yummy, yummy.These are such hearty German recipes to celebrate October, which is such a wonderful time of the year! Fall celebrations abound. Fall fairs and harvest festivals are such wonderful family outings, no matter where in the world you live.

However, one of the most famous, world-known events that occurs at this time of the year is Oktoberfest.

Yes, we enjoy German holiday traditions on this side of the ocean. And, Oktoberfest is that one big party that is celebrated right here in Kitchener, Ontario. Since 1969, Oktoberfest has become the largest Bavarian festival in North America with the greatest Thanksgiving Day Parade in Canada.

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Known for its beer tents, delicious Oktoberfest food, and the “om-pa-pa”bands, it is a celebration that occurs not only in Munich, Germany, but around the world.

That's me on the right, celebrating with a Weisswurst, right here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Below is a picture of my dear friend, Heidi. You'll find her German recipes sprinkled throughout this website as well.

What is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest

What started as a marriage celebration for Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 18, 1810 in Munich, Germany, is still celebrated almost 200 years later and is known as Oktoberfest. In 1810, a huge horse race was the central attraction. Years later, it became a carnival. Now, it is a rocking, music-filled, “food and drink” fest that celebrates the Bavarian culture. Similar Oktoberfest activities are held world-wide with Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario's version well-known.

When is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest has been held almost every year since 1810. It has only been canceled 24 times due to disease (plagues) or war.

The nicer weather in September has brought changes to the dates, so that the celebration starts 17 days before the first Sunday in October when the party ends.

Oktoberfest Celebrations

Ask almost anyone what Oktoberfest is about and they will tell you: beer and food. But, there is more than that.

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In 1835, a parade became part of the regular festivities. Now, approximately 8,000 people in traditional Bavarian costumes walk through the center of Munich to the Oktoberfest site.

From 1950 onwards, a 12-gun salute and the tapping of the first beer keg by the Mayor of Munich signals the opening of Oktoberfest.

And yes, beer and food is the main part. Over 6.4 million visitors (2010 stats) to Munich's Oktoberfest feast on traditional Bavarian foods and consumed over 7 million litres of beer. There are many tents set up (the largest, Hofbräu-Festhalle, holds 10,000 people!) for eating and drinking. To keep these beer tents and the overall Oktoberfest “family friendly”, only traditional music is played until 6 pm. After that, the louder pop music is heard.

How You Can Celebrate Oktoberfest

Even if you can't go to Munich, or one of the other Oktoberfest sites, you can still enjoy the traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest food.

Serve them up with German music in the background, decorate your table in the traditional German colors of black, red, and yellow or in the official colors of Bavaria which is cobalt blue and white, and celebrate your very own Oktoberfest.

Top 10 Oktoberfest Recipes (ebook)

Oktoberfest Recipe ebook

I’m sharing the Top 10 Oktoberfest recipes here, found on Quick German Recipes.

This is Oktoberfest food.

The real thing, and most importantly, easy to make at home.

This collection includes the traditional pork hocks, sausages, potato dumplings, potato pancakes, pretzels, Bienenstich cake, cucumber salad, potato salad, red cabbage, and, of course, sauerkraut!

Order this eBOOK today. Then, put on the oom-pah-pah music, decorate your table in the cobalt blue and white colors of Bavaria, and celebrate your very own Oktoberfest.

Don’t forget your dirndl and lederhosen!!

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Oktoberfest Recipes

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Breaded Pork Chops

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Homemade Sausage

pork roast

Roast Pork

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven-fried Chicken

Pork Hocks

red cabbage

Red Cabbage

pretzels

Pretzels

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Apple Strudel

no bake lemon cheesecake

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Fruit Flan

Fruit Flan

whipped cream cake

Whipped Cream Cake

bienenstich cake

Bienenstich

cream roll

Cream Roll

Black Forest Cake

blitz torte 200

Blitz Torte

hazelnut cake 200

Hazelnut Torte

German apple cake

Apple Cake

poppy seed roll

Oma's Poppy Seed Roll

Marble Pound Cake

Marble Cake

coffee cake

Coffee Cake

berry torte

Berry Torte

cherry tart

Cherry Peach Tart



 


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