Auburn Oktoberfest

September is almost over, and that means it's time for Oktoberfest! 
Bryn and I attended Auburn's annual Oktoberfest on Saturday afternoon.  

With our ticket, we got entrance to the festival and a tiny beer stein that served as our tasting glass.  You take your glass with you to get unlimited samples of so many local, and not so local beers.  Most were craft beers from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  There were a couple from further afield including least there was one German beer!

Lots of people wore their lederhosen and dirndls.  They had green, plastic bavarian hats at the entrance, and I thought I rather suited it!
Self-timer fail (when your test subject moves after you set it all up!  haha)
Take 2...iPhone selfie!

There was an oompah band playing traditional (and not so traditional) bavarian music, a stein hoisting competition, keg rolling, and even wiener dog races (which we didn't hang around for).  We didn't pay extra to go into the food hall.  There were some food trucks around, but we will just make our own German food at home (perhaps I'll share our secrets!).
We had a fun afternoon in the sun tasting lots of beers, laughing at the big guys trying to hold up big beer steins (they had nothing on the waitresses in Germany!) and the drunk guys trying to roll empty kegs in a straight line (Oh, Alabama....).  

While I haven't been to the real Oktoberfest yet, (don't day!) I have been to one in Osaka which you can read about here and here, and now Auburn, AL.  

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