Most people think of Oktoberfest as a celebration of beer, but did you know it actually was started as a wedding celebration? In 1810 Bavarian Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese, and the citizens were invited to join the festivities. The celebration concluded with horse races, which were so popular that they were made a regular event.
In subsequent years, agricultural exhibits were added, followed by food and beverage vendors and carnival rides. And thus was born Oktoberfest as we know it.
The Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany is considered one of the largest (if not THE largest) festival in the world. However, if you can't make it to Munich this year, Litchfield Park AZ is holding their Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday September 28 on the front lawn of the Wigwam.
Visitors can enjoyÂ live music and authentic German treats such as knackwurst, pretzels and more (including, of course, beer!) There will be plenty of fun activities such as games, activities, prizes and more.
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