Showers Can Make For Long Lines Getting Into The Beer Tents
The weather forecast calls for showers on opening day, thru the weekend and into the next week. Oktoberfest begins Saturday, Sept. 16, and runs thru Oct. 3.
On top of the rain, it will also be cold and chilly. Highs are to reach just 13 Celsius (55 Fahrenheit) with lows dropping to 7C (45F).
Of course, the parade will still happen and the beer tents will still be pouring those large beers. And those beer tents are all indoors, so the only way you’ll get wet in there is with any beer spills.
That’s a good thing, too, because showers are expected all week and continuing into the second Oktoberfest weekend.
The only potential break from the rain will be early in the week, when only morning showers are forecast for Tuesday. The only sunny day appears to be the Friday before Oktoberfest starts, when it’s forecast to be mostly sunny and a pleasant 15C (60F) in the daytime.
While most people know the festival to be all about the big beers and huge beer tents, Oktoberfest is also a carnival with rides, not unlike a huge county fair in the USA. With steady rain, interest in those rides will be diminished from past years.
Instead, people will be spending most if not all of their time in the beer tents, which means there will be lines at many of them. And once inside, people are unlikely to leave until they have had their fill of those big beers.
Does rain really matter at Oktoberfest? Not really, as long as you are inside one of those beer tents.
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