Here's the countdown to the start of Oktoberfest 2024...

Visit Dave Finlay's Oktoberfest Resources site to learn more about our past visits, some history and interesting anecdotes.

Click the Arrow for the Live Feed

Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Schedule for 2024

Chugger, Designated Walker and a yet to be "crowned with a moniker" family member will arrive in Munich on 23 September with departure for Slovenia on 26 September. A short time indeed, but plenty of time for fun and revelry with one newbie.

The newbie is my sister, so any suggested monikers will be considered..


Wednesday, April 03, 2024

The 2024 Visit

While not necessarily an official group visit, there will be participation in this year's festivities. Chugger, Designated Walker and Chugger's sister (handle to be determined) will visit for 3 days on the way from Bamberg to Slovenia. The entire trip will start in Amsterdam to visit with Barbus and Schlumberger Lady, then train ourselves south.

Others are invited if you desire. Flying Dan is a hopefull. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Monday, August 28, 2023

The latest news from Oktoberfest

With only 18 days until start, and 16 days until Chugger and Designated Walker depart, here's some news from the Wiesn:

Sunday, July 30, 2023

This is interesting....

 From the official Oktoberfest Web Site:

... "For the first time, hosts will have online portals where unused reservations can be exchanged or sold at the original price. An important step to push back the gray market, where thousands of euros were often asked for a table. 20 medium-sized and large gastronomic businesses have already opted for the portal as a solution."

Thursday, July 13, 2023


Prost! Paulaner gril supporting my training regimen for Munich!

Lunch in Salzburg

 before our dinner at the World's Oldest Restaurant...

It has begun....

 Check out the live feed. Construction on The Wies'n has begun.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

It has been quite awhile.....

since we have been here, HofbraüKeller

Put it on this year's list!

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Friday, April 07, 2023

Progress - Progress - Progress

Attendees confirmed... Chugger, Designated Walker, Flying Dan, Lost in Space, Barley Man; Dopplebock under consideration)

Schedules have been finalized.

Most airline reservations have been made.

Hotel discussions are in full swing.

Daily itinerary options being prioritized.

Yee Ha !

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

This year's visit almost finalized...

Looks like we have the makings of a plan for Chugger, Designated Walker, Barley Man, Flying Dan and his daughter. 

Chugger and Designated Walker will start with a week in Spain, then meet up with the other vagabonds in Paris for some culture (dare we say museums?), history (Beaches of Normandy) and over indulgence (Palace of Versailles). After 3-4 days we will head to München. This will be a shorter than normal visit, maybe just 3-4 days, with some extra day trips (Rothenburg ob der Tauber).

Proposed timeframe:

16 September - 24 September (Spain)
24 September - 27 September (Paris)
27 September - ????? (anytime 30 September - 2 October)

Who else might be interested in joining?

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Violation of community standards

I guess I posted a song which was deemed offensive (No Alice, but similar). Got a notice from Blogger that it was behind a Warning gate now. BTW... I posted this in 2005. LOL.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Paging Barbus

What's up?

Thoughts on a visit this year? I'm trying to talk Flying Dan into visiting Amsterdam first.


Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas Oktoberfestians

 To another year! Next year is the Pearl Anniversary of our first group trip.