By Lauren Jade Hill
With the 2017 edition of this internationally celebrated beer festival coming up soon, we take a look at what to expect from the main event in Munich and where to eat and stay while you’re there, as well as which alternative Oktoberfest events are most worth heading to around the world.
The Main Event
Now in its 184th year, Munich Oktoberfest showcases Bavarian traditions and the beer this region is so famous for with the addition of activities and rides. To honor Munich’s traditional culture, only beer from Munich’s well established breweries is served at the official Oktoberfest celebration here. These are featured in the festival’s specialty beer tents, which are also the setting for a variety of music, from brass music and traditional Bavarian dancing to folk music, and food that spans the gamut of Bavarian cuisine. A museum is also on site to give visitors an insight into this annual tradition. Munich Oktoberfest runs from September 16th to October 3rd, 2017.