Oktoberfest: It’s an old tradition in Munich, Germany, but the festival will be coming to San Antonio Oct. 6–Oct. 14 at Beethoven Mannerchor. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some good beer, socialize with friends, and celebrate the fall season. You’ll also get a taste of German culture with offerings such as authentic German beer and bratwurst. Even if you can’t make it to the real Oktoberfest, this festival in San Antonio is bound to please all beer-lovers.
However, before you head off to the event, you’ll need to make sure you are prepared for the festivities. Follow these tips to ensure you are ready to go when the first day of the festival arrives.
People in San Antonio love dressing up for Oktoberfest! You don’t have to get fancy, though. Most people wear some sort of German-themed garb, such as lederhosen. Obviously, this is not the type of clothing people wear in modern Germany, but celebrating the event with some traditional German dress is sure to make the event more festive.
Although you may be able to purchase some drinks and food with a credit card, it never hurts to have cash on you while you’re at a festival. Therefore, you should stop at the bank before you head to the event to make sure you won’t be short on money when you get there.
Take It Slow
The beer will be flowing, but make sure you don’t overdo it. You don’t want to be too tired or worn out by the time the real fun begins. Start the day with just a couple of drinks, and be sure to drink plenty of water while you’re celebrating. You won’t have a good time if you get too dehydrated!
Learn about German Culture
Even though you won’t be heading to Munich this year, Oktoberfest in San Antonio is still a great time to learn a little bit more about German culture. Read some books or look up information on the internet about the country and the original festival. If you have this knowledge, you’ll be sure to enjoy the festival even more than you would otherwise.
Once you’ve taken all these steps, you’ll be ready to buy your tickets and head to the event at the Beethoven Halle und Garten come October. You’re going to have a great time. Just remember to take plenty of pictures so you’ll have memories of the event for years to come.
One more step you can take to prepare yourself for Oktoberfest is buying a new car to get you where you need to go before, during, and after the festival. Stop by to see us at Red McCombs Ford in San Antonio, Texas, to pick out your perfect ride before the celebrations begin.