Celebrate with my Oktoberfest recipes and create your own Oktoberfest menu. The Oktoberfest is not just about beer and more beer, your Oktoberfest food is important too!
If you can't get to the Oktoberfest in Germany this year then celebrate with your own Oktoberfest party.
So if you're planning an Oktoberfest feast you'll find ideas below. I have also included a little bit of Oktoberfest history.
Oktoberfest In Germany History
The history of Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest began as a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. Today the annual celebration continues, beginning on the third weekend in September and continuing through the first Sunday in October.
When Is Oktoberfest 2013?
The Munich Oktoberfest will take place from the 21st September to the 6th October 2012.
Order your Oktoberfest goodies from Amazon!
I have listed some of my favourites, but you can order your own German beer kit, German lederhosen, German sausages etc to make your Oktoberfest party go with a swing.
Play German music, decorate your table in the traditional German colours which are blue and white.
Oktoberfest Food Recipes
In addition to the beer, visitors to the Oktoberfest can enjoy some very traditional Bavarian dishes. I've listed some of the foods that are traditionally served at the Oktoberfest in Munich and you'll also find recipes you can make.
Sausages: Weisswurst (White Sausage), Nürnberger Rostbratwurst (grilled sausages), Bratwurst, Wiener
Chicken: roast chicken usually served as 1/2 grilled chicken (Hendl)
Pork: Schweinshaxn/Eisbein (crispy pork knuckle), Schweinsbraten (sliced roast pork) with dumplings and Sauerkraut
Fish: Whole mackerels roasted on sticks (Steckerlfisch), Fischsemmel (Herring or Salmon in a bun)