The changing season means cooler weather and changing colors in nature. More importantly, it also means that it is once again time to celebrate Oktoberfest! Make sure to come and check out Oktoberfest in the Tower on October 5th, behind the Tower Theater in Fresno.
This year’s Oktoberfest event is sure to be one that you do not want to miss. There will be over 60 beers and wine to taste, including lagers, ales, pilsners, merlots, chardonnays, and more. The low ticket price of just $30 includes a sampling glass as well as a meal ticket from one of the many participating restaurants in the area. There will also be live music and different vendors to ensure that everyone is entertained all day long! Make sure to get your ticket online, or at one of the participating restaurants in the area, including Grandmarie’s Chicken Pie Shop, Sequoia Brewing Company, the Landmark Restaurant, and more.
Oktoberfest celebrations started in 1810, after Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12th. All of the citizens of Munich were invited to celebrate the marriage in the fields that were in front of the city gates. The end of the first Oktoberfest was marked by the presence of the Royal Family at the horse races. The festivities were known as Oktoberfest after the locals of the community decided to repeat the horse races the next year. The field where the first Oktoberfest was celebrated is now known as Theresienwiese, or Theresa’s fields, to honor the new Princess.
McCarty Insurance Agency, located in Fresno, California, would like to invite you out to enjoy all the fun and excitement that this year’s Oktoberfest is sure to offer.