ORIGINS AND HISTORY
The origin of Oktoberfest can be traced back October 12, 1810, the wedding day of Bavaria's
Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
Against tradition, the couple invited Munich's common people to the festivities. The events were held over five days on the fields in front of the City gates now called Theresienwiese (Theresa's Meadow).
Forty thousand people showed up for the celebration.
A year later, they decided to throw the party all over again as an anniversary tribute to the Royal Couple, and so the tradition began...
Toronto Oktoberfest is the first Bavarian-styled Oktoberfest in Toronto.
The festival launched in 2012 with a mandate of providing a truly authentic Oktoberfest experience, similar to the spirit of Munich's famed festival.
Currently, the festival is a three-day event which celebrates the food, drink, music and dance of Bavarian culture.