Since 1951 Bad Königshofen and Arlington TX have enjoyed a sister-city relationship, and this annual Oktoberfest is one primary way of celebrating that relationship..
One of the great things to do near Arlington TX is attend Oktoberfest which will be held in Fort Worth:
- When: September 21-23, 2017, 5:00 – 11:00 pm Thurs & Fri and 11:00 am -12:00 am Saturday
- Where: The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion is located at 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Cost: 3-Day Pass $15, Thursday $5, Friday $10, Saturday $10
Bring the whole family to enjoy music, food, beverages, and more.
Bad Königshofen im Grabfeld, has a population of 6,949 residents, and is located in the Rhön-Grabfeld district, in Bavaria, Germany on the Franconian Saale a few kilometers from the border with Thuringia. The town is about a hundred miles northeast and slightly north of Frankfurt.
Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest Volksfest. Held every year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-to 18-day society celebration running from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million individuals from around the globe going to the occasion each year. The Oktoberfest is a vital piece of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Different urban communities over the world additionally hold Oktoberfest festivities that are designed according to the first Munich occasion.
Amid the occasion, extensive amounts of Oktoberfest Beer are expended: amid the 16-day celebration in 2013, for instance, 7.7 million liters were served. There is likewise a wide assortment of customary food including Hendl, Schweinebraten, Schweinshaxe, Steckerlfisch, Würstl, Brezen (pretzels), Knödel, Käsespätzle, Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut, and you can’t forget Weißwurst.
The Munich Oktoberfest initially occurred in the 16-day time span paving the way to the primary Sunday in October. In 1994, this longstanding timetable was changed because of German reunification. In that capacity, if the principal Sunday in October falls on the first or the second, at that point the celebration would keep running until October 3 (German Unity Day). Accordingly, the celebration now keeps running for 17 days when the principal Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. In 2010, the celebration endured until the principal Monday in (October 4), to stamp the occasion’s bicentennial.
Kronprinz Ludwig (1786-1868), later King Ludwig I (rule: 1825-1848), wedded Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The locals of Munich were welcome to attend the celebration located on the fields at the city gates to praise the occasion. The fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s Meadow”) to pay tribute to the Crown Princess, and have kept that name, in spite of the fact that local people have since shortened the name to “Wiesn”. Horse races, in the custom of the fifteenth century Scharlachrennen (Scarlet Race at Karlstor), were conducted on October 18. The exact roots of the celebration and steed races remain a matter of debate, be that as it may, the choice to rehash the stallion races, exhibition, and festivities in 1811 propelled what is currently the yearly Oktoberfest convention.
At the 100th commemoration of Oktoberfest in 1910, it was estimated that 120,000 liters of lager were consumed. After three years, the “Bräurosl” was established, which around then was the biggest structure to have at any point been manufactured, obliging roughly 12,000 individuals.
On the event of the 200th commemoration in 2010 an alleged Historisches Oktoberfest (Historical Oktoberfest) was planned on the site of the Central Agricultural Festival at the south end of the Theresienwiese. It opened one day before the official Oktoberfest with the customary barrel tapping by the Lord Mayor.
The exhaustive area of land of fenced grounds exhibited noteworthy rides, lager tents and other verifiable attractions, for example, a Steckerlfisch barbecuing, a chain swing and a cotton sweet stand. Incorporated into the cost of affirmation, a creature tent and the racecourse could be gone to by the gallery.
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