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Old Crank

(2,791 posts)
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:51 PM Sep 18

Signs from Oktoberfest

We were there on opening day early. Also in the Oidewiesen, traditional area, There were fewer people as many stayed out so they could watch the end of the brewer's parade, if you like Clydesdale horses you need to see the parade, and the official taping of the first keg at noon. These are from signs for different rides and shops.

The women came out to greet me.

Decoration on a 100 year old carousel

Fairy tale ride.

Chicken restaurant

If you have to much bier

Signs from Oktoberfest (Original Post) Old Crank Sep 18 OP
That carousel looks lovely. I live west of Milwaukee WI; being a huge beer town, they have Ziggysmom Sep 18 #1
Thanks fro the compliment. Old Crank Sep 18 #2
Awesome! Bayard Sep 18 #3
Wow authentic Oktoberfest! Shermann Sep 18 #4
It is quite the event Old Crank Sep 18 #6
Wonderful photos, my dear Old Crank! CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #5
You are more than welcome Old Crank Sep 18 #7


(3,172 posts)
1. That carousel looks lovely. I live west of Milwaukee WI; being a huge beer town, they have
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 03:00 PM
Sep 18

an Oktoberfest celebration in 2 weeks. Nothing close to what you have in Germany, but fun.
I'm entering the Stein Hoisting Contest this year. Doing to do that BEFORE I start enjoying the beer this year LOL.

As always, love the photos you share!

Old Crank

(2,791 posts)
2. Thanks fro the compliment.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 03:19 PM
Sep 18

Oktoberfest was originally in October in Munich. But the weather is usually better in September. So the last weekend is the first weekend of October and you have two weekends prior to that. This year Sept 16. Also this year we have 2 extra days. The day of German unity is on Tuesday so instead of ending on the Sunday we get more.
Last year the weather was miserable, rainy and cold. There was one Sunny weekend day, the last day of the event..


(6,867 posts)
4. Wow authentic Oktoberfest!
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 03:46 PM
Sep 18

I'll have to settle for the cheesy Germansploitation versions scattered around town. Oh well, even when beer is bad, it's still pretty good.


(147,962 posts)
5. Wonderful photos, my dear Old Crank!
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:07 PM
Sep 18

You've caught the spirit of Oktoberfest perfectly.

Love the old carousel too.

Thank you for all of these!

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