Oktoberfest has been a German tradition since 1810. It began as a celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. That same year, Bavarians were spoiled for beer, food, and entertainment.
The success was so great that the tradition was continued. You can also get information about taste of oktoberfest via https://www.oktoberfest.ca/event-calendar/culinary-video-series-event/.
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While Oktoberfest is a little different these days (as of September for one), there's still time to party, drink beer, and enjoy the company of old and new friends.
Brothers and beer can be a tradition in Ottumwa and that won't change at next week's Oktoberfest 2012. But for those who want to try something different, the marquee also has some very special wines.
"It has to be local Iowa wine, that's the rule," said Jack Guitar, chairman of the Oktoberfest committee. "This is our first year serving wine."
Organizers said they selected several Iowa wines for the first year. But can any wine match the cheek?
"This is for me," said Guitar, who said other people had told him they liked the combination.
The rich German wine tastes good on the cheeks, he adds. But for those who love beer, says Guitar, there will be more German Oktoberfest beer in 2012 – served in bigger glasses.
"Our brothers. The way we cook is very liked by our naughty people. We still use the Johnsonville brethren, as we have for years, and cook them over a mixture of wood, and charcoal.