Maybe it is the little bit of German that I have in me, but I absolutely LOVE a good Oktoberfest.  The music, the culture, the dancing, the food and the beer!

This past weekend, The Mister and I headed to Winston Salem to go to an Oktoberfest with his parents and some of their friends.  It was SUCH a great time!

You first walked in to this beautiful building that is an old federal building.  Just look at those ceilings.

architectural ceiling


Then, I saw the room of quotes – can I have this room in my house one day?



Everything about this festival was so well done!  I just had to get my photo taken with the dancers… I think I need a dress like that, you know… just incase!

oktoberfest dancers


Here is one of the dancers in action – check out that leg movement!

german dancer

The Mister said that the brats were “awesome”

bratwurstAnd the cake table… beautiful perfection.

german deserts

I have decided that I may take a stab at making some German food.

Possibly a Black Forest Cake  (recipe from

black forest cake


or  German Potato Salad? (recipe from

german potato salad


I have created a poster of some of my favorite Oktoberfest terms – food, chants, beers, etc!  It is a FREE download at 8×10 for your October home decor! Click on the image below for the full-size file.

oktoberfest poster

It was such a great night!  We had an amazing time – I would tell anyone to go experience an Oktoberfest near you!  And if it couldn’t get better… check out this fab mirror I found as we were heading out — best bathroom mirror ever!

best mirror ever

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