While Addison, Texas may be a 10-hour flight from Germany, you can find a true taste of Bavaria at the town’s Addison Oktoberfest (September 20-23) most authentic Oktoberfest experience in North America. Insiders for the event, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, know that you don’t have to don a dirndl to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. In fact, they share four key tips that every Addison Oktoberfest visitor should know.
While Addison, Texas may be a 10-hour flight from Germany, you can find a true taste of Bavaria at the town’s Addison Oktoberfest (September 14-17) most authentic Oktoberfest experience in North America. Insiders for the event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, know that you don’t have to don a dirndl to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. In fact, they share four key tips that every Addison Oktoberfest visitor should know.
Addison Oktoberfest coincides with the opening of the 16-day festival in Munich, Germany. The original celebration began on October 10, 1810 to celebrate the royal wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxon-Hildeburghausen. In 1880, the festival was scheduled to start in September so the festival could enjoy more pleasant weather. Continue reading
Coming to Addison Oktoberfest September 15-18? Then you’ll be pleased to find favorites that you’ve come to expect. You’ll find beautiful bratwurst, spectacular smoked pork and lots of sauerkraut. You’ll find the same Paulaner bier that is being served at the Munich Oktoberfest. And, of course, you’ll find delicious strudel in various traditional flavors.
However, there are six things you might NOT expect to find at Addison Oktoberfest, and these would make a good Oktoberfest bucket list: Continue reading
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by 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.
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
by Steven Doyle
For nearly three decades, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich has been held in Addison, Texas. This year, over 70,000 fans will come together September 17-20, 2015 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that will be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival. As a part of its award-winning tradition, Addison has timed their festival to coincide with the famed Munich Oktoberfest, and Addison Oktoberfest will also feature much of the same music, folk dancing, sing-a-longs plus great German food and entertainment.
Often questioned about hosting a festival called Oktoberfest during the month of September, as a part of their efforts to make Addison Oktoberfest the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in North America, the festival is always timed to open the same weekend as the Munich celebration. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Every year we go a little crazy with the Addison Oktoberfest, and this year will not be any different. We are busy now working on our ultimate guide to the event but didn’t want you to miss out on something special that will book extra fast. The event is September 17-20th, just three weeks away.
Enjoy Addison Oktoberfest like a true VIP with a special dining experience created by Chef Richard Chamberlain. For only $49.99, you’ll receive event admission, an killer three-course dinner paired with Paulaner beers, a special one-liter commemorative stein and a $25 gift card to return to either Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House or Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill. Reserve your seats here.
by Steven Doyle
Can you believe it is almost time once again for Addison’s Oktoberfest? The big event takes place September 18-24, 2014, and you will not want to miss even one of the many events. We already published the Ultimate Guide for this year’s fun, but each year we always have some sort of contest to get you all excited. This year is no different. Continue reading