Celebrate Oktoberfest like a local: best beers, food and the right way to drink up

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The Kansas City Star

Oktoberfest is back. The world’s largest folk festival — famous for its beer — is in full swing in Munich, Germany, and around the globe, according to the festival’s official website. Oktoberfest kicked off on Saturday (Sept. 17) and continues until Oct. 3, festival organizers said. Here’s everything you need to know to celebrate Oktoberfest like a local — no matter where you are. The basics (and not-so-basics) of OktoberfestOktoberfest — also called Wiesn — began as a royal wedding celebration and horse race in 1810 in Munich, a southern city in the German state of Bavaria, organizers say. Pe…

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