From the 22nd of September, millions of people will travel to Munich, like every year, to attend the world’s largest fair. Until the 7th of October, Munich will once again be hosting the Oktoberfest, which boasts a long tradition. It first took place in 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese of Bavaria. To celebrate the royal wedding, a horse race was held in an open space which is now called the Theresienwiese, named after the bride Princess Therese. It is truly a festival of superlatives with 6.9 million visitors in 2011 alone. Over the years, Oktoberfest has developed many traditions and it is quite an experience. (cited from OxfordDictionaries.com)
Come and find out how we celebrate Oktoberfest at Reinhardt, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Donor Plaza. Celebrate this special time of year with games, food and lots of fun!
Club and Organization participation is still needed!
Year of Germany is inviting all groups, clubs, classes, departments, residence halls/floors, teams, honor societies, or groups of friends to participate in this year's Oktoberfest! We are looking for informational booths relating to Germany, such as German culture, literature, art, businesses - whatever is relevant to your area of interest.
Oktoberfest will also have a fun fair with games if you'd prefer. Root beer pong is already planned, so get creative!