Why Do We Celebrate Oktoberfest?
Who would have thought that Oktoberfest was born from a wedding celebration way back in 1810. Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world and it's estimated that more than 6 million litres of Bavarian beer is consumed over a 17 or 18 day period. Roughly translated, that's 1 million gallons of beer!
The wedding celebration was held between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen on the 12th October 1810 where all the townspeople were invited to join in with the festivities which took place on fields outside the city gates.
The merriment lasted for almost a week and was ended with an exciting horse race. The party was such a hit with the locals asked Kind Ludwig if they could continue the celebration the following year, and thus the happy couple agreed that such a festival should indeed be continued annually, hence Oktoberfest being born. 2022 makes the 187th anniversary of Oktoberfest and this year, there will even be new opening hours.
Oktoberfest Furniture Hire - Creating your very own beer festival
Festival season has certainly been embraced more so than ever before this year. With the impact of Covid affecting the whole world for well over 2 years, seeing events return has been emotional for many. Events that may have once been taken for granted can finally be enjoyed at long last.
Our festival furniture includes items such as picnic tables, deck chairs, beer bench sets which are hugely popular for Oktoberfest as well as barrel tables and bar stools. We offer Marquees which certainly suits the Great British weather, so all bases are covered with us.
Whether your event is for 100 or 10,000 individuals, rest assured our stock levels can cater for occasions of all sizes. Our streamlined beer bench sets which are 500mm in depth ensure you're maximising your space for the Oktoberfest themed function.