Oktoberfest

2020 Oktoberfest Cancelled

On 07/22/2020, the Club’s board of directors and members decided to cancel this year’s Oktoberfest due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. We hope to host both Strassenfest next Spring and our 48th Annual Oktoberfest in September 2021.

The Origin of Oktoberfest

The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich, Germany from October 12 until October 27 in the year 1810. It was a festival to celebrate Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. It ended with a horse race.

Why is the Oktoberfest in September?

Oktoberfest was moved to September for the simple reason of warmer weather. The evenings in October tended to be chilly and by moving the festival to early September the evenings were warmer and the festivities could continue later.