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Things to do in New Orleans: Oktoberfest

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History and Origin of Oktoberfest 

Oktoberfest is a world-famous German festival that takes place every year in the city of Munich. The festival lasts for two weeks and features a variety of traditional activities, including beer drinking, music, dancing, and food. On October 12th of 1810, this famous festival started as a way to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, but it has since evolved into a massive celebration of German culture.

Luckily for us, this alcohol-filled festivity also happens in New Orleans! Each year, the Big Easy throws its own version of Oktoberfest, complete with all the same traditional activities. With something for everyone, it’s no wonder that Oktoberfest is one of the most popular festivals in the world. So whether you’re in Munich or New Orleans, make sure to raise a glass and enjoy this festive occasion! Prost! 

Food & Drink in Oktoberfest New Orleans

The New Orleans Oktoberfest is a great opportunity to try some delicious German-style cuisine. The festival features a variety of traditional dishes, including sausages and schnitzels. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities to sample German beer, wine, and spirits. And of course, no Oktoberfest would be complete without a selection of desserts, including strudel, cookies, and cake.

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The Deutsches Haus is the perfect place to go for an authentic German food experience. Their currywurst, kielbasa on a stick, and Bavarian-style pretzels are all delicious and will leave you wanting more. And if you have a sweet tooth, they have you covered with their flavorful apple strudels, Oktoberfest cookies, and even some ice cream. Plus, signature beers such as Franziskaner, Warsteiner, and Paulaner are all imported from Germany and are ready to be served.

Faubourg Brewing Company also has its share of delicious food during its Oktoberfest event. In addition to delicious beer, they will have an array of food options available from some of the best local vendors. Dat Dog will be on hand with their world-famous hot dogs, and Fete au Fete will be serving up their authentic Cajun cuisine. For those who want a taste of German cuisine, Bratz Y’all Bistro will be offering a selection of homemade Flammkuchen and some Nola Schnitzels. So come hungry and ready to enjoy some great food and good times. 

Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest

The Deutsches Haus New Orleans hosts Oktoberfest every year in October and it is the perfect event for people of all ages. It is located at 1700 Moss Street by Bayou Saint John and across from City Park. Admission is $10 cash-only when purchasing at the gate, while children under 11 years of age are admitted for free.

Numerous alcoholic beverages will also be readily available with over 20 different imported German beers, around 9 different wines, and over 20 kinds of Schnapps. There are also many interactive activities such as Masskrugstemmen (beer holding contest), participating in the Schnitzelbank (funny sing-alongs), and doing the Dancing Chicken. This is a perfect way to have a night out, break a sweat, and have fun all at the same time. So mark your calendars for October 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22 of 2022 and join in on this year’s festivities!

Faubourg Brewing Co Oktoberfest 

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Located at 3501 Jourdan Road, the Faubourg Brewing Company is excited to host its spectacular Oktoberfest Festival. Admission is FREE and attendees get a chance to enjoy some live music, entertainment, delicious cold beer, and contests that include the Stein Holding competition, and even the Bratz Eating competition where guests try to indulge in 10 bratz and buns.

This amazing occasion also hosts games for its visitors including Keg Bowling, Corn Hole, Grain Bag Toss, 9 Hole Disc Gold Course, and Bocce Ball. If you don’t feel like driving to Oktoberfest, take a rideshare to or from the event, show the bartender your receipt and get $10 off your tab. The festivities kick off on September 24th and 25th and can also be attended on October 1st and 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy all that the Faubourg Brewing Company has to offer. If you’re looking for a taste of Germany without leaving the country, be sure to check out the Faubourg Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest. 

Book a Cajun Encounters City Bus Tour This Fall Season!

New Orleans is a city filled with a dynamic history and rich culture. Many events such as Oktoberfest are a good example to see how the city cherishes its many different cultural backgrounds, and the fall season is a great chance to see it all. If you find yourself having more time to explore this one-of-a-kind place, taking a Cajun Encounters tour is an amazing way to journey through the city’s past.

Cajun Encounters will take you around the city to see its many famous sites. Our City Bus Tour goes through neighborhoods like the French Quarter & Garden District, as well as Treme which is the birthplace of Jazz, and so much more. Also, you’ll have an opportunity to walk around St. Louis Cemetery #3, and eat some mouth-watering beignets at Café Du Monde in City Park. If you’re a history buff, a journey on our Plantation tours are sure to be a highlight of your visit. No matter what your interests are, Cajun Encounters has a tour that will give you an unforgettable experience of this truly unique city. 

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