Oktoberfest is primarily a celebration of Bavarian traditions. Therefore, the festival will only feature beer brewed within the Munich city limits. Oktoberfest Beers are only those beers that meet these criteria.
Miss Oktoberfest is open for all women 16 and older Oct. 20 who are not married, attending high school or college, are of German descent or are interested in conserving German culture. You can also get the best information about the miss oktoberfest through the web.
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The German Society of Rockford's winner will be the representative at its annual events and on radio and television. She will also take part in the 2012 Oktoberfest to pass her crown.
Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 21-22 at Loves Park City Hall 100 Heart Blvd. The festival costs $5 in advance and $5 per day at the gate. Tickets cost $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at Der Rathskeller and Rascals Bar & Grill as well as the Rockton Chamber of Commerce.
A half chicken fried in butter is an Oktoberfest culinary highlight. Every year, the festival serves around one million half-chickens.
Ochsenbraterei is a traditional dish for meat-eaters who are looking for a classic dish. It's whole beef spines served on a skewer.
The festival offers several vegetarian options. There are many options for vegetarians, including the cheese spaetzle, as well as mushroom dishes and spinach-pretzel dumplings.
Oktoberfest is famous for its large amount of beer. Oktoberfest beer is specially brewed for this occasion. Many people don't realize that Oktoberfest beer contains 5.5% to 6.6% proof.