I know it might be a little late for this post but I figure late is better than never, and besides this is definitely something you’re going to want to put on your bucket list. I had the opportunity this past October to go to Munich and attend the real deal Oktoberfest! I decided to buy a packaged deal including my entrance to a tent, a reserved seat at a table, 2 beers, and a 1/4 chicken as your meal. This one portion of my trip cost roughly $250 Canadian but it was definitely work every dollar. If you are Torontonian and have been to the Canadian National Exhibition or more widely known as the CNE, then Oktoberfest is 3 times that size with hundred of vendors both selling traditional food and merchandise, games, carnival rides, and of course the traditional tents packed with people from all over Germany, Europe, and the world. Some of you may be thinking if you need to dress in their traditional outfits to attend? My answer is no! It’s not mandatory that you wear a lederhosen (for men) or a driendle (for women) to attend the event, but it does make the experience more authentic. I say if you are going to go then go the full distance! I was pretty fortunate to get a seat a a table in the international tent, where I had the opportunity to meet people from Seattle, Colorado, and other parts of Germany. It made it easier knowing we were all there for the same reasons: beer, pretzels, and to have a great time!