Oktoberfest, the German fall festival that celebrates everyone’s favorite things: food, beer, and merrymaking, is coming back to Altos de Chavón NEXT month! Though the official Oktoberfest celebration takes place in Munich, Bavaria, a yearly festival that draws in more than six million people, there are celebrations modeled after it all over the world, including our wonderful piece of paradise, Altos de Chavón! 

In honor of the German festival, on October 8th, starting at 7:00 pm, the resort will host a day full of activities where guests and residents can enjoy an afternoon of live music, activities for the whole family, national and international beers, and businesses in the area will be integrated with special menus at restaurants, beer offerings, a BBQ, and extended hours at the museums and shops. 

The 187th Oktoberfest ended with an official estimate that 3.3 million guests from around the world visited Germany*!!! So, are you ready for the fun to begin in Altos de Chavón? No matter where this festival is celebrated, one thing is for sure, there will always be live music, mouthwatering food, and big, big pints of beer! So SAVE THE DATE, and memorize this phrase: “Ein Bier, bitte!” (A beer please!) 

Here are 5 German words you should know to prepare for Oktoberfest:

Bier – the word for beer in German

Dirndl – typical women’s dress worn at Oktoberfest consisting of a bodice, blouse, skirt, and apron

Lederhosen – men’s wardrobe consisting of leather trousers with a white shirt and knee-length socks

Maßkrug – is a German mug with exactly 1 liter of bier. Order a Maß for short 

Prost – “Cheers!” in German. Alternatively, you can use the phrase, “Zum Wohl” 

* 2022 Oktoberfest statistics from oktoberfest.de

* Pictures from the 2019 Oktoberfest at Altos de Chavón