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Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Homage to the 200th Anniversary of the Munich Celebration
In general, October marks the beginning of things cooling down in Arizona, but things are heating up in Flagstaff in preparation for the upcoming Oktoberfest celebration. Hotels in Flagstaff AZ are gearing up to welcome lots of visitors to the city as the second annual Oktoberfest kicks off October 2nd, 2010. There is an air of excitement as the city prepares for this fun celebration.

Oktoberfest is a German tradition that started back in 1810 when the citizens of Munich were invited to attend celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Horse races in the presence of the royal family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for all of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in subsequent years gave rise to the Oktoberfest tradition.

Today, Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is the largest festival in the world, and will celebrate its 200th anniversary this year from September 18th through October 4th. With some six million people attending each year, it's a key element of Bavarian culture. Munich hotels, just like Flagstaff hotels, really roll out the red carpet for festival attendees. The event has some impressive statistics: 14 giant tents with a seating capacity of 100,000 serve 5.5 million liters of potent "March beer," more than 600,000 fried chickens and 84 heads of cattle. The annual commercial value of the whole event is estimated at a minimum of 0.7 billion Euro.

If you're planning a trip to the Flagstaff area, you might want to plan it around the 2010 Oktoberfest where you can enjoy the live entertainment including polka bands, various German beers as well as some great locally-brewed options and delicious food. Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff hotels and all the locals and students are ready to welcome lots of visitors in October to enjoy this occasion.
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Asha Patel is a hotel enthusiast and describes the features for many hotels in Flagstaff Arizona. The Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff is premier hotel in Flagstaff offers unparalleled luxury and first-class hotel amenities and one of the best accommodation in Arizona near Flagstaff attractions.
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