All this talk of bier may have you thinking that this event is for adults only, but that’s actually not the case. In fact, it is common to bring children to this enormous festival, and even to bring them into the bier tents. Because the drinking culture is so different in Europe than in the United States, allowing children to be near alcohol is rarely stigmatized — they are taught that local alcohol is part of their region’s heritage, and something to be enjoyed in moderation once they’re old enough.
Additionally, almost all of the bier tents offer much more than just alcohol. Children and adults alike can enjoy the delicious foods and desserts that are available throughout Oktoberfest.
If you want to avoid the bier tents altogether, there’s still plenty to do. For example. Oktoberfest has over 80 carnival rides. Whether you want to find your way through a maze, ride a rollercoaster, or take a spin on the merry-go-round, Oktoberfest has something enjoyable for children and adults of any age.