What is Oktoberfest Without Beer?

Oktoberfest Beer Festival

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Oktoberfest?

Beer, right?

Sure, visions of ladies in dirndls and men sporting lederhosen, while consuming Bavarian pretzels the size of your head, may dance through your thoughts but at the end of the day, the thing most people think of when it comes to Oktoberfest is beer.

What would Oktoberfest be without beer? In my humble opinion, it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest at all. It would be more likened to a lawn fete with a tent, with maybe a carnival ride or two.

When I read this article about a northern Alabama city finally legalizing alcohol sales, which would allow for their "dry" Oktoberfest celebrations to go "wet," I thought, why on Earth would they even call a festival "Oktoberfest" if there wasn’t any beer? Wouldn’t it just be some kind of Fall Fest?

Maybe I’m thinking too much into this. What do you think? Can Oktoberfest actually be Oktoberfest without beer?


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