For most of us it is too late to book a trip to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest in the fatherland. Fortunately for us Wisconsinites and our German ancestors the beer festival is brought to us yearly. Although it is not on quite the scale that Munich can provide Appleton’s Octoberfest is still one of the largest in the United States. With live music, activities, shopping, food and of course beer this is a fun weekend for the whole family. If you loved Mile of Music then you will be happy to know festivals like Oktoberfest paved the way. According to the Oktoberfest website this fun filled weekend has been going on since 1981 and was the result in wanting to promote businesses, showcase downtown and promote Appleton’s image.
Like anything Oktoberfest has evolved over the years, what initially started as a one day event with multiple beer gardens has turned into Appleton’s biggest block party that lasts for the duration of the weekend. If you are looking for an authentic meal don’t forget to stop by Old Bavarian, and try my personal favorite the Wiener Schnitzel with Spaetzel. This is basically pan fried breaded pork with a side of dumplings.
Just like the classic Oktoberfest in Munich make sure to check out the live music and various other forms of entertainment. Enjoy living in a city with small town charm and big city activities. Oktoberfest is a true treasure of Northeastern Wisconsin. Check out the Oktoberfest website here: http://octoberfestonline.org If you enjoy Oktoberfest in Appleton and want to check out where it originated give us a call for more information on Oktoberfest in Germany. 920.236.7777 or visit our website to schedule an appointment ambassadortravelltd.com