Oktoberfest is not only about top Oktoberfest Beers; Oktoberfest traditions and costumes are versatile and too much fun if you ask us. We at Lederhosen Store are crazy about everything about Oktoberfest, the Oktoberfest dress, chicken dance, traditional Oktoberfest food, Oktoberfest desserts, Dirndl, Lederhosen, or the Oktoberfest music – we love all of it.
When it comes to Oktoberfest costume, you can trust Lederhosen Store; our designers stay updated with current trends of Lederhosen costume and Dirndl costume. With extensive research on each, it is safe to say that our Oktoberfest costumes are authentic and one of a kind.
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When it comes to Oktoberfest traditions and costumes, how can we ever forget the traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen – the heart and soul of Oktoberfest. We at Lederhosen Store love to dress up in Authentic Lederhosen and cheeky Dirndl in our office Oktoberfest parties (we dress up in Lederhosen and Dirndls in our homes too, shhh..), and you can never get enough of it. – we can’t!
Oktoberfest Outfit Male – The Lederhosen & Bundhosen
Lederhosen are a hardwearing outdoorsy garment that is the epitome of masculinity. A lad dressed in Lederhosen or Bundhosen sporting a Bavarian Shirt is exquisite. Suede shoes, loferl socks, a guy should always know how to accessorize his Lederhosen, yes, it is important. It’s all in the details y’all!
Oktoberfest Outfit Female – The Dirndl and Women’s Lederhosen
When guys look strapping in a traditional Lederhosen, girls sport the gorgeous Dirndl look at Oktoberfest. Dirndl costume have come a long way since their inception, from a maid dress to a fashion icon, Oktoberfest Dirndl dress are invincible. The charming cuts and adorable colors of a Dirndl blow the zest of life in a women’s personality.
Learn to make a perfect Dirndl bow and know its symbolism, read: How to Tie Your Dirndl Apron to Make a Perfect Bow this Oktoberfest
Wondering where to buy authentic Dirndl? Check out our extensive Dirndl collection here.
While a Dirndl is airy, light, and incredibly feminine, the women’s Lederhosen is for a bold statement. Many women prefer the hardy Lederhosen as their Oktoberfest Outfit. Why? – Because they can! Who says a man should have all the fun 😉
This Oktoberfest, sport our trendy Female Lederhosen and set the Oktoberfest stage on 🔥.
Oktoberfest starts in late September on a Saturday and goes on for 18 days approximately. It is vital to research the weather conditions of the venue (where ever you are attending Oktoberfest). The weather at Oktoberfest in Munich is pleasant but if you are attending Oktoberfest someplace where it is cold, go for a Bundhosen, as they offer more coverage below the knee – saving you from weather elements. Or, if your Oktoberfest venue is in a warmer climate or dates, choose a Midi-Dirndl and stay breezy while mingling.
Fun Fact: Do you know the name of the oldest Oktoberfest tent? – It’s Schottenhamel.
The Oktoberfest Kick-off
The Oktoberfest kicks off around noon inside Schottenhamel – the oldest Oktoberfest tent. Mayor of Munich taps the first keg and announces, O’zapft is – it’s tapped! A unique way to start the Oktoberfest.
The next day at 10 AM, the costume and Riflemen’s parade begins, a 5 mile procession comprising more than 7000 people clad in Oktoberfest costume – marching bands, dancers, animals, and floats through the city center of Munich.
Oktoberfest Beer Tents
The Beer Tents at Oktoberfest have always been and still are free to enter. 14 tents, serving the best cuisine and beer and capable of seating thousands of visitors per tent. Truly these tents have their unique eco-system inside Oktoberfest.
Almost all of the tents boast a selection of fantastic music and food, crammed to capacity with picnic tables. If your party is more than 6 people, do not forget to reserve your table in advance. Or you can visit one of the smaller tents that are also not so crowded.
The beers at Oktoberfest are all brewed explicitly in Munich. Mainly six breweries. Beer, by tradition, is served in steins – one-liter mugs. Remember to make eye contact with your drinking partner, clink your steins at the bottom – as it is the thickest part to prevent shattering.
Also, shout Prost (Cheers) before taking a nip.
Traditional Oktoberfest Food
The Oktoberfest is famous for its traditional delicious food, and you should indulge in it to pace your beer consumption. You should visit and try some of the local delicacies like the spit-roasted chicken Hendl. You can feast on yummy fish dishes in the Fischer Vroni tent.
With some amazing sausages, dumplings, and Brotzeit (meat-cheese radish and bread snacks), many of these dishes are up for a bite throughout the Oktoberfest.
Pro-tip: Try the festival famous fish Steckerlfisch – grilled white fish at Fischer Vroni tent.
Try the Oktoberfest favorite Gebrannte Mandeln, sugar-coated almonds prepared in copper kettles and served in bucolic paper cones if you are a bit of a sweet tooth.
Oktoberfest is as long much as it is fun, so be prepared for it. Take a full meal and a good nap the night before, trust us- with tons of fun Oktoberfest activities, you will appreciate this advice at Oktoberfest grounds – where there is non-stop fun and social mingling waiting for you 😉
Recommendation: Plan for Oktoberfest in advance and join the festivities to make memories and not worry about the logistics. All of your Oktoberfest outfit, bookings, and plans should be taken care of well in advance, so you can genuinely appreciate the Oktoberfest experience.