Oktoberfest first began on October 12th in 1810 with the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese con Sachsen-Hildhurghausen-celebrated in Bavaria. Five Days after the marriage, a large festival was hosted in front of one of the gates leading to Munich, Germany. This festival included horse races and a large feast, along with lots of beer.
Today, Oktober is internationally famous for serving craft beer in tents with other attractions such as dancing, music and a carnival-like touch. It is not only a Munich event, but is celebrated to greet the fall in numerous parts of the world, especially in New England.
Why is it sometimes hosted in September if it’s called “October” fest?
Often times people place October and Oktoberfest in the same time span, but in fact the festival is hosted or starts up in the month of September.
Historically, the first Oktoberfest ran from October 12th, 1810 to October 17th. During the following years the timeline for this celebration was repeated. Later on in years, the festival was moved to September to take advantage of the better weather conditions. In September the evenings are warmer, which allowed guests to enjoy the outdoor gardens and tents without suffering through the chill during the October month. From then on, Oktoberfest has been taking place in the month of September.
Will there be an Oktoberfest hosted in Stamford?
At the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, there will be an Oktoberfest celebration on Friday October 16th. The event will feature authentic German food, s’mores bar, great seasonal beers and live music featuring “Green Eyed Lady”. Enjoy your day out in Stamford, and celebrate this unique celebration this fall! Yes, Stamford, Connecticut will be hosting an Oktoberfest festival this year and we would be happy to have you join us here at Long Ridge Tavern!
Oktoberfest is an event the whole family can enjoy with all the food and activities that will be taking place, however we know that some kids can be picky eaters. German food may not be the best choice for your little ones, so why not end your day out in Stamford with our staff at Long Ridge Tavern. Our dinner menu at Long Ridge Tavern has great food options the whole family will enjoy.
When it comes to kids, we know exactly what to serve up on their plates.
- Pasta and marinara
- Mini tavern pizza
- Macaroni and cheese
- Some of our kids menu items include:
- Farmhouse chicken fingers
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Dinosaur chicken nuggets
At Long Ridge Tavern we do kids menus as well. So stop by at the end of your Oktoberfest adventure and enjoy a great dinner the kids will love! Fore more information on our options and additional amenities, contact us today!