Oktoberfest Homemade Treats


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Oktoberfest originated as a big wedding reception in October of 1810 for Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The party centered around a horse race with plenty of food and drink for the populace. The event was so enjoyed (who doesn't like free food and drink?) that it was put on again the following year, with the addition of an agricultural show.

Since then, the annual event has become the largest festival in the world, and although it has been moved forward to September to take advantage of the weather, the food and drink remain the same. Now you can celebrate the Bavarian event in your home with these traditional recipes.