The average person may look forward to Christmas or Thanksgiving every year. But beer lovers get the most excited during the beautiful month of October. And no, not because of Halloween!

But because that’s when Oktoberfest takes place! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Regardless of what state you live in, there is guaranteed to be at least one large Oktoberfest happening during the month of October. But you’ve never been to a beer festival before!

Should you bring your own empty BrewFest stein? Or should you wait and buy one at the festival? Keep reading to find out the most essential things to bring to beer fests!

What is Beer Fest?

Beer Fest is a huge event where beer lovers all convene in one place to enjoy the best beer their city has to offer, along with everything else beer adjacent. That means beer cheese, beer nuts, and beer burps… Could probably do without that last one!

One of the beautiful things about beer fests is that no two are exactly the same. This means you can travel all over the world enjoying different beers, from different cities and countries and never have the same experience twice.

Should I Bring an Empty Brewfest Stein or Not?

Many beer fests will allow you to bring your own beer stein. However, one of the coolest things about going to Oktoberfest is getting the commemorative mug to use during the festival. VIP packages are a great way to get some extra swag and have that awesome beer stein that’ll help remind you of how amazing the weekend was!

Things You Definitely Should Know!

There are a lot of things you can do to ensure you have the best weekend possible at Oktoberfest. Here are some of the most important things!

1. Water Is Key

The reality of a beer festival is that you are going to be drinking a lot of alcohol. But the point of Oktoberfest is not to get plastered. The point is to try some new beers, make some new friends and make a boatload of memories. 

One way to make sure Oktoberfest is memorable for the right reasons is to stay hydrated. You want that beer to stay where you put it. Puking everywhere is no fun for you or the others around you.

2. Food Is Crucial

A pretzel necklace is a great way to cleanse your palette after each beer, but you’ll want to make sure you get solid food in your stomach as well. Oktoberfest has no shortage of amazing food options. So make sure to bring extra money for all the amazing culinary treats.

3. Manners Are Expected

There is one major rule to follow at a beer festival. Don’t be a jerk! That means no asking for more or bad mouthing a beer you just tried in front of the brewer.

That means being respectful of both the vendors and the other people attending the festival. Everybody is there to have a great time, so do your part to make sure that happens!

Beer Me, Captain!

Now that you know some of the essentials, it’s time to make some memories that will last a lifetime. Grab that empty BrewFest stein and head to Oktoberfest!

Contact us with any questions you might have about the festival. We’ll see you there!