"Hofbräu Horse: Munich's Viktualienmarkt on a busy, sunny day—complete with horse-drawn wagons advertising different breweries."
"Stein-holding competition at Red River's Oktoberfest; Red River, New Mexico—one of the coolest small towns in America!"
"Before the opening of Oktoberfest, there's a huge parade through the streets of Munich. It features bands, floats, and costumes—sort of a German Rose Bowl Parade. This rider caught my eye and I got off one lucky shot."
Seating 5,830 inside and another 1,600 outside, Armbrustschützenzelt is one of the big tents at Munich's Oktoberfest, and is famed for its crossbow competitions, held every year since its inception in 1895.
For those with no interest in pig's knuckles and saussage, the Fischer-Vroni tent offers "fish on a stick," grilled in a 45-foot-long row.
"Oktoberfest is a party known worldwide. Our attendance, and opportunity to score a table for over a dozen of us without a reservation in the Hofbräu tent, was once in a lifetime. To our son Michael, it didn't rate nearly as highly as taking a nap."