Beginning Sept. 17, get your boot steins ready for Oktoberfest. The annual beer festival originated in Munich as a wedding celebration for Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (that’s a mouthful!) in 1810. Why is it called Oktobertfest when it’s mostly in September? Back in the day it was celebrated in October, but was later moved to take advantage of warmer weather. While hopping on a plane to Munich to isn’t realistic, revel in the joy of beer, food and fun right here. We found four ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Philly that are fun and affordable. Prost!
South Street Oktoberfest
Saturday, Sept. 17
718 South St.
Pay as you go
For the eighth year in a row, the folks at the German restaurant and beer hall Brauhaus Schmitz are bringing the Oktoberfest party to South Street. Chef Jeremy Nolan will be cooking up Oktoberfest eats including and beer will be served up by Hofbrauhaus, the world famous Munich brewery.