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The 2014 Ultimate Guide To Addison’s Oktoberfest

Oktoberfestby Steven Doyle

Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special “Oktoberfest” Paulaner Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are carnival rides, midway games, children’s entertainment and activities and a 5K run and 1 mile fun run benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.

For guests who visit Munich’s famed Oktoberfest, the ticket to have is in the VIP balconies of the 14 bier tents at the festival. At Addison Oktoberfest, the massive 30,000 square foot Schloss Addison tent has a similar opportunity. Noted chef and restaurateur Richard Chamberlain will host Chamberlain’s Brau Haus, a full-service restaurant overlooking the Addison Oktoberfest busy dance floor.   Continue reading

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Addison Oktoberfest Starts Today! Now Where Do You Eat?

by Steven Doyle

Can you tell that Oktoberfest is one of our very favorite times of the year? The Addison 4-day festival begins today, so we want to make sure you are all prepared for the excitement. Be sure to comment below for entry into our daily ticket give-a-way, plus everyone is entered into our grand prize which we will award tomorrow. That is a backseat full of goodies well worth over $650.        Continue reading

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Biers of the World at Addison Oktoberfest

by Steven Doyle

The official beers sold at the Addison Oktoberfest are the same beers sold at the Munich festival. So you may enjoy Spaten and Franziskaner under Schloss Addison, a 3,000 square-foot air-conditioned tent that resembles the beer halls of Munich. However, there is a broader choice should you visit the Sporthalle which features non-stop sports and entertainment on the big screen, traditional German food and beverages, and Biers of the World.

In Sporthalle you will find a broader list of brews including Estrella Damm, Sapporo Light, Fireman’s 4, Ommegong Hennepin, Bierra Moretti, Spaten Premium Lager, Pauwel Kwak, Spaten Oktoberfest, Cerveza Imperial, Spaten Dunkel  and Quilmes.    Continue reading

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Masskrugstemmen Tonight At Fying Saucer And The Londoner

by Steven Doyle

One of the signature events at Addison’s Oktoberfest is Thursday night’s MassKrug competition.  Four semi-finalists will compete – holding a 1 liter stein full of beer for as long as they can without spilling a drop.  The final winner holds their beer the longest and will a trip to a California Oktoberfest (airfare for two, hotel, and the works). 

The game hails from Germany, where it is played at festivals, in biergartens, and even in grade schools. Masskrugstemmen has caught on here in America in the past few years, with regional and national competitions being held around the country. A liter of beer weighs about 5 pounds.  Continue reading

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