Don’t let the name fool you, Oktoberfest traditionally starts every year in September. Although its roots are obviously Bavarian, the 16-day festival of beer, oompa (not polka) music, and sauerkraut has popped up in many US cities.
The holiday started as a royal wedding celebration, but is now much more about beer. German beer is an essential part of any genuine Oktoberfest celebration and there are more than 100 genuine German brands imported into the United States.
If you want to make your bar, restaurant, or office into a virtual Bavarian beer garden, there are a essential items: