"Entrance to Munich Octoberfest 2010."
The Augustiner-bräu wagon.
"Augustiner-Bräu pilsner, Oktoberfest, Munich."
"Ready for Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany!"
Boys enjoying Munich Oktoberfest in traditional dress.
"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.
"The traditional giant pretzels and litres of Oktoberfest. Gotta have 'em!"
"How high can I fly? One of the rides at Munich Oktoberfest."
"Bavarian outfits: dirndls and lederhosen."
"Munich Oktoberfest souvenirs."
"This figure points toward the toilets: 'There one can, if one must.'"
"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."
"Oktoberfest overview, Munich, Germany."
Raise a stein to Oktoberfest revelry!