Okoberfest is best known as the world’s largest beer celebration in Munich, Germany. The annual festival starts September 16th and lasts two weeks, ending the first weekend in October. Originally, the festival was celebrated in October but as time went by, it crept into September as the days are longer and the weather a little warmer. We love an excuse to dress up and this festival does not disappoint. Women wear Dirndl dresses while men wear Lederhosen or leather shorts sometimes with suspenders. Traditionally German foods are served at the festival, some of the most popular being sausages (würstl) and pretzels (brezen) and of course a lot of beer. We’ve been celebrating this festival for years and never miss an opportunity to include Okoberfest cookies in the celebration.
Notice the large beer keg cake in the background of the photo below. We made it Kimberly’s husband Chris’ 50th birthday party. We hope you find good cheer this Oktoberfest season.