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Tuesday, October 30 2018
The Robert Young Estate Winery builds a new tasting room, “The Scion House,” on its 206-acre estate featuring three AG Bi-Fold Door Systems which create the ultimate indoor-outdoor tasting experience.
The Robert Young Estate Winery is in Geyserville, California, in the Alexander Valley, and has been family owned for six generations. As you approach The Scion House, you begin to see the indoor-outdoor experience this new space offers, and you enter a new world filled with gorgeous views, fresh air, natural light, and delicious wine.
Two AG Bi-Fold Patio Door Systems are parallel to each other on opposite ends of the room, optimizing light and cross-ventilation in the space.
Built on a hilltop, the new tasting room is surrounded by hills, vineyards, and mountains. The AG Bi-Fold Doors create expansive vistas of the estate, visible from every corner of the tasting room.
The high ceilings and farmhouse design create a rustic look in the tasting room. The wood interior, traditional stiles, and simulated divided lites of these Custom Folding Patio Doors perfectly complement the rustic atmosphere of the space.
The Scion House is filled with plenty of cozy nooks and comfy lounge chairs for guests to relax and enjoy their wine tastings and cheese boards—this is every wine lovers dream space! Bring your friends and your favorite boardgames, taste some wine and buy your favorite bottle to share, and spend the day playing games and bonding over good wine.
For larger groups or parties, the Scion House has a private room with tons of seating and more views through the third AG Folding Patio Door. This is the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or bachelorette party—spend time celebrating while indulging in wine and charcuterie and taking in the lovely views.
The best spot in the house is on the huge back patio where the comfy lounge chairs are especially inviting. You can sit back and relax, enjoy the view, sip on wine, and catch the sunset! The Scion House offers small bites, but you might also consider packing a picnic for an all-day trip.
The Scion House has plenty of seating but be sure to schedule a tasting in advance and arrive early to ensure seats at the outdoor spots. If you’re looking for a shady spot, there are two gazebos on either side of the patio space with plenty of seating in the shade. The expansive lawn surrounding the tasting room is perfect for laying down a blanket and basking in the sunshine while enjoying a tall glass of wine.
The firepit on the back patio is the perfect spot for cozying up with a blanket and a large glass of wine on chilly fall and winter days and evenings.
Design is in the details, and the new tasting room at the Robert Young Estate Winery features the most unique and special design details. From the three AG Bi-Fold Patio Door Systems, to the rustic farmhouse interior design, to the expansive patio, this space was built to create the ultimate indoor-outdoor wine tasting experience. With delicious wines, tasty bites, and breathtaking views, this winery should be on every wine connoisseur’s list. Click here to learn more about visiting The Scion House.
Thursday, October 25 2018
Did you know this Saturday, October 27th is National Make A Difference Day? On this holiday, millions of people across the nation volunteer time and resources to make a difference in their communities. There are so many things you can do to contribute to this holiday and help make a difference! Below are a few ideas to inspire you on how to spend this Saturday (or any other day) giving back to your community.
Organize a Clothing Drive
An easy and awesome way to make a difference and give back is to organize a local clothing drive. Advertise your clothing drive on local Facebook Groups, Craigslist, and in local businesses; tell your friends and family to spread the word and ask them for donations of old clothing they are no longer using. Emphasize coats, pants, and other winter garments in your advertising, because winter is fast approaching, and the homeless, and others in need, may not be able to afford winter clothes. Whether your drive is big or small, this effort will make a difference in people’s lives!
Beach or Park Cleanup
Another way to spend National Make A Difference Day is by organizing a beach or park cleanup. Gather your friends and family and head to your local beach or park! Make sure you bring plenty of trash bags, work gloves, and water to stay hydrated. You can make this a fun way of giving back to the community by challenging your friends to a competition—the person who gathers the most trash wins! To motivate kids, offer a small prize to the winner (like an ice cream cone or milkshake). You’d be surprised at how much trash you’ll find littering the parks, beaches, and streets of your community.
Animal Shelter Volunteer
If you have a soft spot for animals, volunteer your time at the local animal shelter. Bring some old blankets to donate to the animals (they love cozying up on them) and help with anything the shelter needs. You can spend time taking the dogs for walks and playing fetch—the dogs will be so happy to have a friend to play with. If you’re feeling extra charitable and have always dreamt of having a pet, consider adopting one of your furry friends from the shelter and giving him a permanent home!
Visit a Retirement Home
Visiting a local retirement home and hanging out with the residents is an excellent way to make a difference this Saturday. Many retirement home residents don’t have frequent visitors and would be overjoyed to have a visitor to talk to and hang out with. You could be the highlight of someone’s entire week or month, just by spending a few hours chatting about life and playing games with them. Bring the kids along too—children have a way of brightening a room! If you enjoy your time at the nursing home, consider making this a new routine; you could build real connections and bring happiness and companionship to those who no longer have close family or friends in their life.
Remember to include your kids in whatever you decide to do and use this holiday as a teaching moment. Open your Bi-Fold Patio Doors or Multi-Slide Patio Doors and gather on the patio—remind your children how much they have to be thankful for and ask them to help brainstorm ways to make a difference in your community!
Happy National Make A Difference Day!
Tuesday, October 23 2018
It’s officially spooky season, and Halloween is one week away! It’s time to carve those pumpkins you found at the pumpkin patch and spread the Halloween cheer. We made a list of some of our favorite pumpkin carving/decorating ideas for you to try this year.
1 | Cute & Classy Polka Dots
We love the simplicity of this pumpkin carving design! It is easily achieved by carving small holes all over your pumpkin—you can arrange the holes randomly or in lines as shown above. Make sure the holes are big enough for light to flood through and consider thinning out the inside walls of the pumpkin to increase light flow! This carving kit has a handy tool that makes hole-carving effortless.
2 | Festive Succulent Planters
We are obsessed with succulents, so naturally this adorable succulent pumpkin planter made the list. Carve out your pumpkins and create a succulent arrangement for your porch, dining table, or desk. You can use real or fake succulent clippings for this project, whatever is most convenient. You may also use other flowers and plants if succulents aren’t your first choice. You can even purchase a DIY succulent pumpkin planter kit here.
4 | Elegant House Numbers
A fun and welcoming idea is to carve your house numbers into the pumpkin—one number per pumpkin as seen above. You can then add a touch of elegance to the design with unique carvings of your choice (think leaves, patterns, polka dots, etc.). These pumpkins are sure to increase curb appeal and make your home stand out!
5 | No Carve Floral
This is an easy, no carve design to decorate your pumpkin! All you need is artificial flowers of your choice (available at your local craft store or Dollar Tree) and a hot glue gun! Remove flowers from the stem and start gluing! You can arrange the flowers however you want but try to be consistent with flower placement. You may even add some leaves or other greenery to the design. When your decorating is complete, place the pumpkin on your porch and wrap it with wire string lights to illuminate it!
6 | Unique Twist on a Classic
This is a fun and unique twist on a classic jack-o’-lantern. Simply carve out friendly eyes and a goofy grin and cover your pumpkin in glossy black paint. When your pumpkin is lit, it will create an interesting contrast between the paint and the glowing candlelight.
7 | Friendly Owl Family
A friendly owl family is a super cute idea for your pumpkin designs! For this idea, you’ll need two or three different-sized pumpkins. Create a guide by drawing your owl designs directly on the pumpkin with a sharpie, and then begin carving! Get the whole family in on the fun and have everyone contribute an owl to the parliament (Fun Fact: A group of owls is called a parliament). Use the above picture as inspiration but be creative with your owl’s eyes and feathers—make the design your own!
8 | Spooky Button BOOs
This is a clever one you probably haven’t seen before—using buttons to spell out a spooky Halloween phrase on your pumpkin! All you need are buttons and glue for this one! An assortment of buttons can be purchased on Amazon if you don’t have any extras lying around. Decide on a spooky Halloween phrase and start gluing! You can also add a cute bow to the top of your pumpkin for more appeal.
Whatever design you choose, make sure you have all supplies on hand to make the process as smooth as possible. Open your folding glass patio doors or sliding glass patio doors and set up a pumpkin carving station outside on the patio; this will ensure the mess stays in a designated area and make for easier cleanup. Use disposable tablecloths to prevent those gooey, stringy pumpkin guts from destroying your furniture. Spend time with the family decorating your pumpkins and getting in the Halloween spirit! For more pumpkin decorating ideas, visit Pinterest. Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 18 2018
Halloween is almost here, and we can’t wait! The best part about Halloween is all the salty and savory treats that come with the season. Perfect for Halloween parties at school, work, and home, the following Halloween-themed treats are some of our favorites that we can’t resist!
1 | Rice Krispie Pumpkins
These pumpkin-shaped rice krispie treats are the ultimate Halloween treat. Who doesn’t love a sweet, gooey rice krispie treat?! This sweet treat is super easy to make at home and will leave the crowd impressed wherever you take them. All you need are rice krispies, marshmallows, mini rolos, green M&Ms, and food coloring! For step by step instructions on how to create your own pumpkin rice krispie treats, click here.
2 | Monster Apples
These monster apples are a treat your kids will love—and as a bonus, they are made with nutritious ingredients! Who said Halloween treats can’t be healthy? All you need to make these monster apples are apples, strawberries, peanut butter or almond butter, sunflower seeds, and candy eyes! It will be a refreshing and healthy change from all the sugar-loaded treats that overrun this holiday. Click here for a step by step guide on making these cute, silly treats!
3 | Spooky Spider Cookies
These spooky spider cookies are to die for! They are quick and easy to make, and easy to package and transport. Choose your favorite cookie mix—chocolate chip, oatmeal, sugar, pumpkin spice—and decorate with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and candy eyes. For exact recipe and ingredients, click here.
4 | Watermelon Jack-O’-Lantern
Another healthy Halloween treat, this watermelon jack-o’-lantern is perfect for those office Halloween potlucks. All you need for this one is a medium sized watermelon and your choice of fruit to include in the dish. Carve out the watermelon as pictured, and chop up fresh fruit to create a silly, fruit spewing jack-o’-lantern, as seen on Hello Fresh!
5 | Creepy Mummy Dogs
A tasty Halloween treat we can’t resist are these creepy mummy dogs! A nice switch from sweet treats to savory, these mummy dogs will have everyone begging for more. Simple and quick to make, all you need is Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, hot dogs, ketchup, mustard, and any other of your favorite condiments. Visit the Pillsbury Website for baking instructions.
6 | Creepy-Crawler Deviled Eggs
Don’t miss out on this savory treat—these creepy-crawler deviled eggs are a perfect Halloween snack! Follow one of your favorite deviled egg recipes, and top with black olives formed as spiders. This is a fun spin on a classic dish and will put everyone in the spooky Halloween spirit!
7 | Ghostly Pizza
One word: PIZZA! Taking pizza to a Halloween party is always a good idea—so showing up with tasty pizza covered with spooky Halloween ghosts will get you some major brownie points. This is so easy to make, and your coworkers and kids will enjoy and appreciate the fresh, home-made pizza It is bound to be one of the party’s biggest hits! Follow this recipe and have a spooky pizza baked in just 30 minutes!
8 | Vampire Donuts
These no-bake vampire donuts will be your saving grace when you need a quick Halloween dish to take to the next Halloween bash. All you need is fresh donuts, vampire teeth, candy eyes, and red and black decorating gel! These are perfect when you’re in a pinch, and such a cute idea kids and adults will love. Get step by step instructions here.
9 | Spiderweb 7 Layer Dip
This spider web dip is delicious! Packed with refried beans, salsa, sour cream, cheese, olives, and tomatoes, this dish is sure to wow your guests. Quick prep time and simple ingredients make this a favorite Halloween treat! For complete preparation instructions, click here.
10 | Spinach Artichoke Graveyard Dip
Last but certainly not least, this spinach artichoke dip is festive and fun—not to mention downright tasty! Follow your favorite spinach artichoke dip recipe, or this slow-cooker recipe, and use pita chips or other crackers to depict gravestones. If you really want to go all out, use veggies and Halloween props to create the ultimate graveyard scene. Don't Forget to open up you Bi-Fold Patio Doors and Multi-Slide Patio Doors and enjoy your yummy Halloween treats on the patio! Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 16 2018
Sunlight helps make people more productive, happier, healthier, and calmer. Sunshine is an integral part of people’s health and well-being, and many wish they had more time to spend soaking up the sun. Sunrooms are a special luxury—if your home has a sunroom, you should be taking advantage of this awesome living space that allows you to comfortably embrace the sun from inside! Below are six ways to give your sunroom some much needed attention.
1 | Work
When you have some extra work to take care of at home (or maybe you work from home), consider forgoing your office and spending some time tackling a project or two in your sunroom. The sunlight will keep you alert and productive, helping you check off your to-do list and finish projects in record time!
2 | Dine
Dining in your sunroom is a great way to spend some extra time there. Set up a table and chairs and surprise the family with dinner in the sunroom. The natural light and views out the window will be a refreshing change from the dining room where the family is accustomed to spending dinnertime. Make sure to try this one before the time changes—by mid-November, the sun will be down before it’s time for dinner!
3 | Read
If you have some downtime, pick out a new book that you’ve been wanting to read from your local library or bookstore and spend time reading in your sunroom. Curl up on the couch, or lounge in a comfy chair, and get lost in your book while enjoying the rays of sunlight illuminating the room! If weather permits, open the folding glass patio doors or sliding glass patio doors in your sunroom and let in some fresh air.
4| Meditate & Reflect
Use your sunroom to meditate and relax your mind. The sunlight will put you in a relaxed state where you can reflect on the past days, weeks, or months. Use this time to relax your mind and body and set goals for yourself—think about where you want to go with your career, relationships, and self.
5 | Jacuzzi
You could turn your sunroom into an indoor spa with a jacuzzi, making your jacuzzi easily accessible whenever you need it. Through rain, sleet, or snow, you can relax and soak in the jacuzzi. it will feel like you’re outside without actually having to brave the elements! No need to worry about that moment when you exit the jacuzzi and must endure the freezing cold for a few seconds before running to the warmth inside—you’re already inside the protection of your sunroom!
6 | Storm Watch
Not only are sunrooms perfect for basking in the sun—they are great for storm watching! Hang out in the sunroom during those summer monsoons and watch the rain poor down and the lightning strike and listen to the thunder rumble! Watch the leaves change color and float down to the ground in the fall. Watch the blizzards and snow flurries cover your surroundings in a fluffy white layer of snow during the winter! Make sure your sunroom’s doors and windows are energy efficient to help regulate the indoor temperature during different seasons. Click here to learn more about energy-efficient patio doors and windows.
Thursday, October 11 2018
It’s almost Halloween, which means soon the neighborhood’s trick-or-treaters will be ringing your doorbell expecting candy and Halloween cheer. Why not join in the Halloween fun and decorate your front porch and surrounding yard with fun props! It’s time to get into the fall spirit and create a spooky Halloween façade that everyone will love!
When decorating your porch for Halloween, it is always a good idea to incorporate some monsters to increase the spookiness! Skeletons, mummies, and ghosts are the perfect focal point to center your decorations around. Use these props to create a scene that tells a story when people look at it! Some monsters are scarier than others, so it is important to determine how spooky you want your porch to be in order to choose the right props.
You should utilize props that engage all five of your trick-or-treater’s senses—triggering sight, hearing, and touch with your decorations will take your Halloween decorating game to the next level and make the experience spookier for visitors. Hang clear fishing line so it dangles in the middle of a pathway—when it’s dark outside, the fishing line will mimic the feeling of cobwebs when someone passes through. You can also use a sound machine to play creepy noises, like screams, moans, or music. The lighting you use can also create a spooky effect on your Halloween porch. You may opt for black lights, strobe lights, or colored lights depending on what story you are trying to tell. A fog machine is a nice touch to complete the eerie scene you have created.
Investing in cool and animatronic Halloween decorations can enhance your spooky porch. Decorations that move, make sound, or jump out at you can startle trick-or-treaters and make your house the spookiest on the block! Spirit Halloween sells plenty of animatronic props that will fit in with any Halloween theme. These animatronics will require electricity or batteries and are activated by motion, remote, or via a step-pad. You can count on these creepy theatrical props to give a fright to anyone passing by.
Setting up a cemetery scene is an easy and classic way to decorate your porch/yard. Headstones, skeletons, and ghosts are perfect for this setup. You can even create your own headstones with this DIY guide. You can include spooky signs with phrases like “You’re Next” and “Beware” to add to the spectacle. If your tree’s leaves are falling, consider using them as a decoration to make the cemetery appear more realistic.
No home is ready for Halloween without carved pumpkins depicting creepy Halloween characters. There is something about a jack-o-lantern lit up at night that creates a spooky setting. There are so many creative and unique ideas for pumpkin carving available on Pinterest so you don’t have to repeat your usual Jack-O-Lantern cut-outs.
Don’t stop at the front door, continue your Halloween décor throughout your entire home! Open up you folding glass patio doors or sliding glass patio doors and incorporate the same tips and tricks to create a spooktastic backyard for friends and family to enjoy!
Tuesday, October 09 2018
Fall is in full swing and Halloween is fast approaching, so it’s about time you get your pumpkins ready for a good carving! If you still need a pumpkin, or just want to get into the fall spirit, head on over to your local pumpkin patch and join the festivities. Below are ten reasons anyone should visit a pumpkin patch in October!
1 | The Perfect Pumpkin
A pumpkin patch is the best place to go on a hunt for the perfect pumpkin. There are hundreds of pumpkins spread across fields, and it is your job to find the perfect one to meet your pumpkin carving or decorating (or cooking) needs! Part of the fun is searching through tons of pumpkins to find one you love—it’s like a treasure hunt. Large, round pumpkins with a smooth face are the best for intricate designs.
2 | Hayrides
A fun part about visiting a pumpkin patch is the hayride some patches offer during your visit. Check the website of your local pumpkin patch to make sure they have such an amenity. The hayride will take you on a trip around the patch and farm and is great for kids to enjoy! Sometimes, they will even have a haunted hayride with spooky monsters and Halloween fun.
3| Corn Maze
The larger pumpkin patches will even have corn mazes for you to escape from. Fun for adults and kids alike, corn mazes are intricately designed for a pumpkin patch goer’s entertainment. It’s fun to make your way through the maze and see how fast you can get to the exit! Don’t carry your pumpkin with you through the corn maze; you might regret it after you’ve been wandering through the maze trying to find your way out.
4 | Cute Photo Ops
Pumpkin patches offer many photo opportunities for everyone. Whether you’re trying to get the perfect Instagram photo, or get cute photos of your kid’s first pumpkin patch visit, you’ll find the perfect spot for photos—pose on the tractor, in the corn maze, on bales of hay, or with the scarecrow. This is the perfect place to capture that family photo for your Thanksgiving greeting card to be sent to family and friends!
5 | Delicious Treats
A trip to the pumpkin patch wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some tasty treats. Many places will sell caramel apples, fresh popcorn, glazed almonds, and tons of other treats! This is a great place to get your sweet tooth fix and enjoy treats made with locally grown products.
6 | Animals
Oftentimes, pumpkin patches will have a petting zoo with farm animals. You and the kids can pet and feed donkeys, goats and mini horses and revel in their cuteness! The kids will love interacting with the animals and there may even be a pony ride!
7 | Support Local Farms
Visiting your local pumpkin patch to find pumpkins is a great way to support a local business. Family-run farms are slowly disappearing, so supporting a local farm by purchasing a pumpkin and attending their fall events will contribute to their continued success. Instead of buying your pumpkin at huge retailer like Vons or Trader Joe’s, head to your local pumpkin patch and enjoy unique and fun activities they have to offer.
8 | Fall spirit
Spending time hunting for pumpkins, taking a hayride, and weaving through a corn maze will remind you of all the good things that come with fall. A trip to the pumpkin patch will get you into the fall and Halloween spirit and make you want to do this every year.
9 | Family fun
Pumpkin patches are fun for the whole family, and a great time for you and the kids to bond. Teach them how to find the right pumpkin and let them lead the way through the corn maze!
10 | Establish A Tradition
Make this an annual tradition! A family trip to the pumpkin patch every year is a little treat that your kids can look forward to and count on! Pick out your pumpkins and head home—open your Bi-Fold Patio Doors and set up a pumpkin carving station on the patio. Spend time together carving out your pumpkins and decorating for Halloween!
TIP: Depending on your climate, a carved pumpkin might last only a day or two before beginning to soften and sag, so be sure to time your carving party as close to Halloween as possible.
Thursday, October 04 2018
October is here, and the leaves are beginning to change color. There is a familiar crispness in the air that comes with the change of the season. When the weather cools down, it can be difficult to maintain the routine you’ve been in all summer. When it’s chilly and overcast outside, you and the family may feel unmotivated to leave the coziness of your home and spend time being active. Some lazy, lounging around the house time isn’t a bad thing, but it’s important to keep yourself and the kids active this fall.
An easy way to keep your kids active this fall is by enrolling them in their favorite sports or letting them try out a new one! You should encourage your kids to try out new sports, so they can see which sport they really love—having passion for a sport will make your kids more likely to stick with it throughout childhood and even into high school. An organized sports league is the perfect solution to keeping your kids active on a regular basis because there will be practices throughout the week and designated game days on the weekends!
Extra chilly days can be daunting but scheduling some physical activity doesn’t mean freezing your butt off! On those days you’d rather stay out of the cold, there are many fun indoor activities that will get your kids active and engaged. An indoor swimming pool is a great place to spend a few hours and your kids will love splashing around a heated pool that’s protected from the outdoor elements. You may also want to research children’s gyms in your area where kids can run, jump, swing, and tumble around—releasing tons of energy and getting in a good workout!
You don’t have to leave the house for your kids to get some physical activity. Fold open your Bi-Fold Patio Doors and head for the backyard. Kick or throw a ball around, play tag, or teach your kids how to play hopscotch or jump rope. This will be a nice unwinding time for your kids to release extra energy and bond with you. Just 30 minutes spent playing outside can be beneficial to your child’s growth and development.
Round up the family and take the dog for a nice long walk around the neighborhood. This is a great and easy way to spend time together and get a little exercise. Your dog should be walked almost every day, so turning this into a daily routine will keep everyone healthy and happy! On some days, you can switch it up and turn it into a family bike ride! Ride bikes to the local dog park and let your furry friend run around—don’t forget to take a ball or frisbee so you can play fetch.
As the weather gets cooler and outdoor activities continue, be sure to bundle your kids up properly so they can enjoy their time playing without getting too cold. You can pick up warm sports gear at your local sporting goods store for those early morning soccer games and late evening football games.
Tuesday, October 02 2018
Every year in late-September, millions of people flock to Munich, Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. According to The Official Oktoberfest Website, Oktoberfest originated in 1810 as a wedding celebration in honor of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Nowadays, Oktoberfest is a two-week festival featuring beer gardens, food, and entertainment. You don’t have to travel all the way to Germany to enjoy Oktoberfest—there are many ways to get into the Oktoberfest spirit without setting foot on an airplane!
First things first, you absolutely need to invest in the proper Oktoberfest attire. Whether you’re hosting your own Oktoberfest, or attending a local event, you should be prepared with the perfect outfit. Women wear dirndls and men wear lederhosen—these traditional German costumes will make you feel like you’re at the real Oktoberfest! If you’re having guests over for an Oktoberfest celebration, remind them to show up in dirndls and lederhosen to keep the theme going!
Everyone celebrating Oktoberfest needs to drink from a beer stein! Beer steins are giant 34-ounce mugs used to consume beer. If you are attending a local Oktoberfest, beer steins are likely to be provided at the event. If you are hosting your own Oktoberfest, invest in some beer steins for the party and ask guests to bring their favorite steins so everyone can endure/enjoy the struggle of drinking 34 ounces of beer before it gets warm!
We have one word: PRETZELS. Pretzels are an essential part of Oktoberfest—you’re re going to need something to soak up all that German beer you drink! The traditional Bavarian pretzels served at Oktoberfest are salted and often times accompanied by Obazda, a popular cheese spread. Pretzels are a part of the tradition, so don’t feel guilty indulging in one or two (or three)!
Bratwurst are another traditional Oktoberfest staple. They are large, German sausages that are grilled and served on a bun with sauerkraut and onions. This is an easy and inexpensive meal to serve at your Oktoberfest party—guests will enjoy the savory flavors of this traditional German dish and prep time and clean up is minimal! Having a substantial meal to counteract the beer helps prevent Oktoberfest attendees from getting too rowdy.
You can host your own party or attend a local Oktoberfest celebration. Many restaurants and bars join in on the festivities and have Oktoberfest themed nights, bar crawls, and tastings. Get a big group together, throw on your dirndls and lederhosen, and head to your local Oktoberfest event and enjoy the Bavarian music, dancing, beer, and food. Many festivals even have family friendly days (usually Sundays) where your kids can partake in this fun and unique cultural ritual—and just think how cute your kiddos will look in dirndl or lederhosen!
Do you love Oktoberfest so much you want to encounter the real thing? Start planning your trip to Munich now so you can experience what a wild and fun festival Oktoberfest is. It is the experience of a lifetime, and anyone would be lucky to attend!
Some Oktoberfest Fun Facts
- Total Area: 420,000 m2
- Number of Tents: 34
- Total Seating: 106,000
- Annual Visitors: 7,200,000
- Beer Consumed: 7,500,000 liters
- Sausages Eaten: 235,356 pairs
- Lost Items: 4,500