Oktoberfest takes place in Munich, Germany, from mid-September through the first week of October.
Germans have their unique way of enjoying this festival, distinct from celebrations in the United States.
Now each of the breweries in Munich puts up a beer tent that can seat up to 6000 people.
The two-week experience includes festival-type rides like Ferris wheels, daring drop rides, bumper cars, games and food stalls with all the bratwurst and pommes, (or 'sausages and fries') you could want.
The festival itself is free to attend. You only have to pay for the beer, food, rides, and games. Entering the beer tents is also free. However, you need a reservation to get served inside the tents.
There are also pretzels, crepes, sandwiches, and other options for eating while walking around. Come prepared with cash to pay for your meal and look for booths with local specialties for a more authentic experience.