Latest OktoberFest Stories

2008-09-16 09:00:34

As temperatures cool and leaves change their hue, the months of September and October also bring about some of the world's most festive celebrations: Oktoberfest. As Beer enthusiasts travel near and far to commemorate an important part of Bavarian culture at America's popular Oktoberfest celebrations, they can make the most of their trip by sampling local beers at the airport. The new "Beer Lovers' Airport Guide" from travel search engine Cheapflights.com provides thirsty travelers with a...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Geri Parlin, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 10--What's got strong men hurling cabers and stones, the welcome scent of soda bread, and as much Celtic music as your ears can handle? Irishfest, of course. Organiz-ers gathered Wednesday to talk about this year's festival, which will be Aug. 8 to 10 at the South Side Oktoberfest grounds. While there will be plenty of music, including perennial favorite Gaelic Storm, lots of new things will be offered as well at this year's festival....

2005-10-24 00:51:49

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Beerfest" will be the next film from the Broken Lizard comics, the troupe behind such productions as "Super Troopers" and "Club Dread." Warner Bros. Pictures, which has become the Broken Lizards' home studio, is acquiring the project from Sony, where it originally was set up, with an aim to shoot the movie in January in New Mexico. "Beerfest" tells the tale of two brothers who go to Oktoberfest in Germany and stumble upon a...

2005-09-17 09:06:04

By Alexandra Hudson MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Legions of thirsty beer-lovers flooded Munich for the start of its world-famous Oktoberfest on Saturday, bent on bacchanalian excess but vowing to stagger to the polling booths for Sunday's elections. Germans face the sober task of choosing a political leader to tackle the country's mass unemployment and feeble economic growth, which studies say have left them feeling poorer, angst-ridden, and pessimistic about the future. But those...

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