Join Us for Oktoberfest!
You're invited to Kohnen’s 11th Annual Oktoberfest Brews & Brats on Saturday, September 27 and Saturday, October 4 from 2:00—9:00 p.m.
Enjoy fine German food, European beers and wine, live German music and polka dancing!
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What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world’s largest fair, with some six million people attending every year.
Beer plays a central role in the fair, with every festival beginning with a keg of beer tapped by the Mayor of Munich who declares “O'zapft is!” (Bavarian: “It’s tapped!”). A special Oktoberfest beer is brewed for the occasion, which is slightly darker and stronger, in both taste and alcohol. It is served in a one-liter-tankard called Maß.
Visitors also consume large quantities of food, most of it traditional hearty fare such as sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese noodles), and sauerkraut, along with such Bavarian delicacies as roast ox tails.
Other cities across the world (including Tehachapi, CA!) also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.