Latest OktoberFest Stories

2011-06-28 12:40:00

DANA POINT, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taste of Brews, Southern California's premier beer-tasting festival, has added Dana Point to its 2011 schedule. Lantern Bay Park, a spectacular venue overlooking Dana Point Harbor, plays host to an "Oktoberfest" themed event on Saturday, October 15. Dana Point follows Taste of Brews' inaugural event which takes place on Saturday, August 20 at Lighthouse Park in Long Beach. More information, including additional dates and locations along...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

Bavarian Grill holds qualifications for 3rd annual US Championship in "Masskrugstemmen" "“ Finals in New York City. Plano, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2011 Bavarian Grill holds qualifications for 3rd annual US Championship in "Masskrugstemmen" "“ Finals in New York City. When Germans celebrate, they do not only drink lots of beer "“ they also use it for all sorts of competition. Best known is "Masskrugstemmen", the quintessential Bavarian strong man contest. 2011 will see the...

2010-10-06 13:24:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Henkel, the company behind leading brands such as Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Renuzit® air fresheners, Right Guard® antiperspirants/deodorants, and Soft Scrub® household cleaners, is pleased to support the tradition of Oktoberfest through its sponsorship of the Phoenix "Old World" Oktoberfest, to be held Saturday, October 9 at Margaret T. Hance Park...

2010-09-23 12:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Online travel agency vayama.com has announced their fall festival airfare sale with a bonus $40 instant discount per booking to international destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Fly for less with vayama's international airfare deals to classic Fall Festival destinations like Munich's Oktoberfest, Paris's White Nights, London's Guy Fawkes Night, Delhi's Diwali and many more discounted fall airfares to fall festivals all...

2010-09-20 09:25:00

The annual Oktoberfest celebration in Germany is known for many things, including beer, bratwurst, and an array of amusement rides, but this year the festival will also feature a new, stench-consuming bacteria meant to combat odors that could offend the olfactory senses. The bacteria, which is the topic of a Sunday article by AFP reporter Anne Padieu, will be used to battle smells in the beer tents which "in past years"¦ could simply be masked with cigarette smoke." The reason is a...

2010-09-14 15:22:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Austrian born Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner knows a little about celebrating Oktoberfest and he's not afraid to share it. "It's a wonderful time of the year," he explains, "Just like St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo, it's time to get together with friends and just have fun." And what better place to gather than at Gutenbrunner's own Blaue Gans - the authentic German - Austrian Bistro located in the heart of Tribeca at 139 Duane Street in New York. Blaue...

2010-08-31 02:59:00

GIBRALTAR, August 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Munich Beerfest, otherwise known as the Oktoberfest, will open to six million people this year. Known for its amazing parties and festivities, the Oktoberfest attracts many big companies to take part. Leading companies such as bigfishgames.com and Casino.com are promoting the festival this year and offering amazing prize packages to the event. This October, the Oktoberfest will be celebrating its 200th anniversary and people are...

2010-08-31 02:59:00

GIBRALTAR, August 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oktoberfest in Munich is just one month away and you'll want to be prepared for the largest beer festival of the year. There are many ways you can get to the festival but the best way to secure a place is to win a free trip online with MansionCasino.com. Even though the festival is called the "Oktoberfest", it actually takes place during the month of September. With just weeks to ensure your place at the legendary 16-day festival, simply...

2010-06-16 04:01:00

Celebrate All-things Beer This September With 200 Events at Locations Throughout the Mile High City DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Denver's claim as one of the world's great beer cities, VISIT DENVER is presenting the second annual Denver Beer Fest (www.DenverBeerFest.com), September 10-19, 2010. The 10-day celebration of beer-centric experiences will include beer tastings at restaurants, beer-paired dinners, "meet the brewer" nights, beer tappings, brewery tours and a...

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