Munich is Closer Than You Think at A-B's Oktoberfest This Weekend

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Prost! The historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery grounds have been transformed into an authentic Oktoberfest party setting for this weekend only (the festivities will run through Sunday, Sept. 27). Here’s a look into the first night:

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Kicking off the events last night in true traditional fashion, a real wedding ceremony was held on the grounds. This tradition dates back to October of 1810, when the crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen and invited all citizens of Munich to attend the festival now known as Oktoberfest.

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The ceremonial tapping of the first keg was performed by Mayor Francis Slay.

 

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Along with beer flowing all weekend, there will be plenty of music, German food, games and more.

Tickets are $30 per per adult (ages 21+) and come with a commemorative beer stein, two beer tickets and one food item. Youth tickets are $10 and come with one food item and soda.

Saturday: 1pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

12th and Lynch Street, Soulard, 314.577.2626, aboktoberfest.com

All photos by Katlyn Moncada

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