German Studies Oktoberfest

Join us on October 7 in Collis Common Ground between 5 pm and 8 pm for music, food and games.

We are celebrating this year's Oktoberfest with free pretzels, bratwurst, music, and games. Dirndls and Lederhosen are encouraged.

Did you know that Germany's original Oktoberfest in Munich is the world's largest festival that draws about 6 Million international visitors every year? Another fun fact: While most Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S. are scheduled for October, the Munich original takes place in September.

You can learn more about the history of Oktoberfest here.

Already getting into the spirit? Here is an Oktoberfest sound machine. Open the page on your cell phone or laptop, turn the volume all the way up, and play a number of traditional sound bites around campus to help us advertise the event.