Beer Tents Are Indoors And Beer Flows Rain Or Shine
Because outside it’s going to be wet on a few days.
But hey, opening day will be fine with mostly sunny skies and a high of 18C (63F). It will be a little cool for the morning parade. The beer tents open at 11 a.m.
Oktoberfest runs from Saturday, Sept. 22 thru Oct. 7.
The temperatures are not exactly balmy. Cool to even chilly is more like it at night. Highs are to reach just 21 Celsius (55 Fahrenheit) with lows dropping to 13C (45F).
Rain and even thundershowers are forecast for Sunday tho the temperature warms up to 23C (77F). Monday is cloudy and the temperatures drop significantly for the next week, dropping to 12C (53F). The sun will come back out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before the rain returns on Friday to start the second weekend of Octoberfest.
Of course, 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.
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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