It is officially fall. What does that mean for Florida native like me? Well it doesn’t include watching the leaves change, or transitioning the wardrobe from shorts to sweaters, it does however mean Oktoberfest.
The German American social club in Cape Coral holds its annual festival October 21st -30th full of German traditions, music, great food and of course beer. It inspired me to learn how this festival came to be. Turns out, in October of 1810 Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his marriage to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Ludwig organized a horse race and invited all the residents of Munich. This celebration was a first of its kind it wasn’t common for nobles to associate themselves with commoners so this celebration was truly unique. More than 40,000 Bavarians attended the celebration held
in Munich on what they refer to as Theresienwiese(The Teresa meadow). By 1819 the race had been called off, and replaced with a carnival-like atmosphere, full of beer-carts and festival goers.
Oktoberfest is one of the largest celebrations held in cities and towns all over the world, Cincinnati is a close second to the Munich Festival boasting more than 700,000 participants. Oktoberfest traditionally begins the latter part of September and ends
the first Sunday in October.
Cape Coral ‘s Oktoberfest:
Where: German Americal Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island Rd.
When: The last two weekends in October
21-23 & 28-30
Dust off the lederhosen and find your favorite stein Oktoberfest season is here.
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The Florida Future Realty Team