choctaw oktoberfest 2013

Welcome to Choctaw, Oklahoma!

I guess one of the highlights of going back to school to study food is going to cool festivals and restaurants and getting a grade by doing so. I have never been to a German festival, so I decided to head to Oktoberfest in Choctaw since I was in town for an extended Labor Day weekend. Who am I kidding? All of my weekends are extended these days.

Welcome to Oktoberfest

You guessed it! Oktoberfest is a festival celebrating beer. Initially, a public celebration of the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 17, 1810, it’s now held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany and is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.

I will admit, I don’t know a whole lot about Germany, but one thing I do know. I am not mad about her food!

Schweinshaxen, Rippchen, bratwurst, Schnitzel sandwiches, red cabbage, sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple strudel, pretzels, beer, and wine. Although I didn’t send myself into a food coma. I tried one thing I’ve almost always turned my nose up to in the past. Sorry, Mom! Leave the sauerkraut to the Germans.

Brat and KrautEating Brat

And there is no better place to attend such a festival event than in the Heart of the United States! The largest festival of its kind in Central Oklahoma provided as promised, lots of entertainment, fun, and food.

Oktoberfest tent

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