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2021 USA Krampusläufe

2021 USA Krampusläufe

According to folklore, Krampus shows up  the night before December 6, known as Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night. Today the tradition live on in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic involves folks dressed as devils, who take over the streets for a Krampuslauf—a Krampus Run of sorts, when people are chased through the streets by these “devils.”
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Over 300 Oktoberfests Coming up this Fall

Over 300 Oktoberfests Coming up this Fall

After a year where all public events had been, we were all looking forward to getting back to normal life. While the pandemic is not over yet, we can still enjoy some of the things we have all been missing so much - restaurants, outings, concerts, and of course - Oktoberfests. That's why we are so excited to share with you a mega list of 168 events happening all over the US starting September 2021! Just click the event title to find out more details.
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Upcoming German Festivals

Upcoming German Festivals

It's been a long and stressful year, but things seem to finally be getting back to normal. After zillions of online meetings, e-parties, virtual events, and increasing vaccination rates, everyone is super excited to finally get together in person again. I am delighted that some of our favorite summer events are resuming this year!

Our team has put together a list of upcoming German festivals, part of them are already happening this upcoming weekend so be sure not to miss it! So, here is the list of 21 German Festivals happening around the US this summer… the perfect place to wear your dirndl!

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How to Throw a Virtual German Dinner Party

How to Throw a Virtual German Dinner Party

I really do love being at home. But that love for being at home only really works if I have something to look forward to, like getting together with friends and family... and in this time in our lives, that isn't something that can be accomplished 😔:pensive:. But I'm always up for a good challenge!!
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German Karneval & Fasching: The BIGGEST Party in Germany!

German Karneval & Fasching: The BIGGEST Party in Germany!

During the winter months, there is a tradition in Germany that dates back to the 16th century and is one of the oldest German customs. Centuries older than the celebration of Oktoberfest, and to most folk's surprise, much more popular! Today, many German’s carry on this long lived tradition with parades, parties and events that draw out millions of locals and visitors to the streets.  
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6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas

6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas

“Sprechen sie fun?” If you’re not familiar with Wurstfest, it is an epic German Festival in New Braunfels, Texas and absolutely worth a visit. This 10 day extravaganza has a Texas meets Munich Oktoberfest vibe and below are the 6 steps to getting the most out of your experience in New Braunfels!  
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Top 5 German Festivals in the US that aren’t Oktoberfest

Top 5 German Festivals in the US that aren’t Oktoberfest

We all know that Oktoberfest is hands down the most popular Bavarian festival both here and in Germany. But did you know that there are lots of other German events and festivals throughout the US that are NOT Oktoberfest? Here are our Top 5.  
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Top 5 German Festivals in the US that aren’t Oktoberfest

Top 5 German Festivals in the US that aren’t Oktoberfest

We all know that Oktoberfest is hands down the most popular Bavarian festival both here and in Germany. But did you know that there are lots of other German events and festivals throughout the US that are NOT Oktoberfest? Here are our Top 5. 
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Oktoberfest at Home – How to throw your own personal Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at Home – How to throw your own personal Oktoberfest

It was just a regular ‘ol Wednesday when I decided… you know what? Let’s make this a special Wednesday! My husband had left for work for the evening, so it was just me and my son (who is 1.5) and we (well… me I guess) decided to have our own little Oktoberfest. We made a whole afternoon out of it and it was so much fun.
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Girl's Guide to Wurstfest

Girl's Guide to Wurstfest

"Sprechen sie fun?" If you’re not familiar with Wurstfest, it is an epic German Festival in New Braunfels, Texas and absolutely worth a visit. Now I must admit… I have not had the pleasure of attending, so I asked two of my great friends who have been multiple times for their advice on this gem of a festival. Here is Jennifer and Jessica's Guide to Wurstfest
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6 Fun Oktoberfests coming up this weekend

6 Fun Oktoberfests coming up this weekend

It has been BEYOND FUN to see all my social media feeds filled with ladies in dirndls at Oktoberfests all over US and Canada! Although it's "late" in the season, there are still many Oktoberfest's coming up this weekend.
Below are 6 of the BIG ones!
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The Ultimate German Festival Checklist

The Ultimate German Festival Checklist

The summer and fall is full of sunshine, beautiful weather and German Festivals galore! Before you get dressed in your dirndl or lederhosen for Bavarian BlastZinzinnati Oktoberfest or Wurstfest here is the quick, must-have checklist to get the most out of whichever fest you are going to.
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika

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