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Oktoberfest News

Man attends Oktoberfest but ends up losing his car for five weeks

An Italian man has finally got his car back after he forgot where he had parked it during a visit to Munich's Oktoberfest.

Photo essay: Leavenworth celebrates Oktoberfest Special

Leavenworth - Each year, the town of Leavenworth, WA, puts on a vibrant display of festivities during its Oktoberfest celebration. Visitors can come to enjoy the food, music, and beer.

Photo essay: Second annual Oktoberfest held in Haymarket, Va. Special

Haymarket - Over the weekend many came out for Haymarket's second annual Oktoberfest. Throughout the day people could be observed walking to Washington Street to check out this year's event.

Oktoberfest: A global celebration of tradition Special

Los Angeles - This exciting festival occurs as the late summer days finally give way to autumn. This traditional German celebration has spread throughout the world to different cultures far and wide.

Chicago restaurant cooks up world's 'largest Midwest bratwurst'

Chicago - Chicago's Berghoff restaurant, long famous for hearty "German American" fare, grilled the world's largest bratwurst, or more precisely, the longest Midwest bratwurst, heightening the eatery's Oktoberfest's fun, while raising funds for a local charity.

Oktoberfest: Lively German traditions persist in Malloco, Chile Special

Santiago - Descendants of 19th century German immigrants carry on with festive traditions while thousands of Chileans happily join in the festivities in southern Chile and in the town of Malloco, near Santiago.

Oktoberfest: Root Biergarten, brat eating, music and more Special

Bentonville, AR - Oktoberfest was held at the downtown square and featured bratwurst eating and yodeling contests, medieval knight sword fighting demonstrations, live music, and much more.

Ellen Degeneres Will Not Attend Oktoberfest

Ellen DeGeneres will not be serving as Grand Marshall of the 2010 Kitchener/Waterloo Oktoberfest parade despite an active campaign to convince her to come.

Large Ontario crowd does the chicken dance for Ellen Special

Kitchener - To further the cause of getting American actor and talk show host Ellen Degeneres to appear as Grand Marshal for the Kitchener/Waterloo Oktoberfest parade, organizers held a mass chicken dance.

Ellen for Parade Marshal of 2010 Oktoberfest Parade in Ontario

Kitchener - Organizers of the Kitchener/Waterloo Oktoberfest in Ontario, Canada, are hoping to convince Ellen Degeneres to become parade marshal for the 2010 parade.

39th Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest begins Oct. 5

It's that time of year again. Oktoberfest is back and the people of Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, are ready to celebrate. There will be lots of beer, knackwurst, and sauerkraut for everyone.

Oktoberfest reveler stuck in chimney for 12 hours

Silly Germans. Chimneys are for Santa. A man who had been drinking heavily at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival got stuck in a chimney for 12 hours while trying to climb into a friend's apartment.
 

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Runners get ready to start the half marathon.
Runners get ready to start the half marathon.
Specially designed beer-hat is critical life-sustaining equipment for Ocktoberfest partiers under th...
Specially designed beer-hat is critical life-sustaining equipment for Ocktoberfest partiers under the sweltering heat of the day in Malloco, Chile.
 Severe-looking  personnel of Chile s Mounted Police stayed in the background during Oktoberfest to ...
"Severe-looking" personnel of Chile's Mounted Police stayed in the background during Oktoberfest to keep the peace and provide attention to "beer corpses".
The Bavarian Lodge
The Bavarian Lodge
German flag mounted on wall at Oktoberfest event
German flag mounted on wall at Oktoberfest event
Brewer monks closely watch their beer barrel - Oktoberfest  Malloco  Chile.
Brewer monks closely watch their beer barrel - Oktoberfest, Malloco, Chile.
Medieval Knights in a sword fight.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Medieval Knights in a sword fight. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
Brats with and without saurkraut.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 1  2010.
Brats with and without saurkraut. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 1, 2010.
Children taking a train ride.  Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Children taking a train ride. Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
Die Freunde Trio takes their turn playing festive music at Oktoberfest in Malloco  Chile.
Die Freunde Trio takes their turn playing festive music at Oktoberfest in Malloco, Chile.
A street view of Leavenworth with a spectacular mountain in the background.
A street view of Leavenworth with a spectacular mountain in the background.
A band playing traditional German music
A band playing traditional German music
Beautiful autumn leaves
Beautiful autumn leaves
Face painting at Oktoberfest.  Bentonville  Ark.  Oct. 2  2010.
Face painting at Oktoberfest. Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.
A look at the condiments table.
A look at the condiments table.
A blurry night vision of a couple of bratwursts.  At $6.50 a pop  they were better viewed than consu...
A blurry night vision of a couple of bratwursts. At $6.50 a pop, they were better viewed than consumed.
Cooks prepare and sell delicious German-style sausages to attendees of Oktoberfest at Malloco  Chile...
Cooks prepare and sell delicious German-style sausages to attendees of Oktoberfest at Malloco, Chile.
Another shot of some of the runners
Another shot of some of the runners
A flag mounted on a wall is displayed at Oktoberfest event
A flag mounted on a wall is displayed at Oktoberfest event
Thousands of liters of over 100 brands of artisanal beer produced at micro-breweries from all over t...
Thousands of liters of over 100 brands of artisanal beer produced at micro-breweries from all over the country were tasted and sold at Oktoberfest, Malloco.

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