Day 4: Oktoberfest Posters

Day 4:  Oktoberfest Posters

If you walk into the Bavarian Bierhaus from the Opry Mills Mall, you probably saw nearly three dozen framed posters along one wall.  Those are authentic Munich Oktoberfest posters.

Every year since 1952 Munich sponsors a poster contest.  Around the end of the year Oktoberfest organizers select a handful of the hundreds of submitted designs that the public then votes on to choose a winner.  Most posters colorfully highlight one or more of these common themes:  Bier, Food, Musik, and Fun. 

The winning image appears not just on posters, but on t-shirts, steins, and many other Oktoberfest souvenir items.  Many people collect the posters and the steins, and our collection includes about half of the years since 1952.  Come by the Bierhaus and tell us your favorite poster.


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