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You Will Need
- Agricultural show
- Sausage and chicken
- Off-track betting location (optional)
- Knowledge of traditional Oktoberfest beer (optional)
Get married. Since the original Oktoberfest was a wedding celebration, what better homage to the history of Oktoberfest than by having a wedding?
Hit the track
Go to the race track. The original Oktoberfest celebration was initially built around a horse race. Although the race has long been eliminated from the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, you can keep the tradition alive -- and maybe even win some dough.
Visit an agricultural show
Visit your local agricultural show. Oktoberfest has featured an agricultural show since its inception, and still features one today.
Cook some pork sausages. Annually, Oktoberfest celebrants consume more than 200,000 pairs of pork sausage, as well as 480,000 spit-roasted chickens over the two-week-long celebration.
Celebrate Oktoberfest by drinking traditional Oktoberfest beer. The common Oktoberfest beer is a style called Bavarian Maerzenbier. It's a dark copper-colored amber lager with a mildly hoppy flavor.
Try other beers
Try other German beers if you can't find authentic Maerzenbier. There are many widely available imports. Spaten, Paulaner, Ayinger, and Hacker-Pschorr all have comparable flavors to authentic Oktoberfest beer.
Don't overdo it
Don't drink too much. The celebration lasts 16 days, so you'll want to be in it for the long haul. Tschuss!