Oktoberfest Sights and Scenes (Photo Gallery)

By Mimi Li
Mimi Li
Mimi Li
September 20, 2010 Updated: September 20, 2010

Oktoberfest, the large beer festival in Munich, is running from now until Oct. 4, but did you know that it’s not just about the beer? In the slide show below, scroll through photos of the Oktoberfest parade, games, food, and rides.

Click the + and – at the bottom of the slide show to move forward or backward, or click on a thumbnail on the bottom to jump to a photo. Rollover a photo with your mouse to see its caption.

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PHOTO CAPTIONS AND CREDITS

1. Policemen stand in front of the main entrance during the opening day of the Oktoberfest on Sept. 18 in Munich. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

2. A visitor smiles as he wears beer glasses during the opening day of the Oktoberfest on Sept. 18 in Munich. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

3. Two visitors are dressed in a huge Bavarian Lederhose leather pants during the opening day of the Oktoberfest on Sept. 18 in Munich. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

4. Visitors crowd at the Theresienwiese fairground of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Sept. 19 in Munich. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)

5. Visitors of the Oktoberfest ride a fun ride during Day Two of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on Sept. 19 in Munich. (Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

6. An overview shows a crowded beer tent during the second day of the Oktoberfest on Sept. 19 in Munich. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

7. A waitress carries a tray with different bavarian dishes inside the Schottenhamel beer tent during Day Two of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on Sept. 19 in Munich. (Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

8. Men in traditional Bavarian outfit participate in the traditional riflemen's parade of the Oktoberfest on Sept. 19 in Munich. (Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

9. A chairoplane and a ferris wheel are pictured during the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on Sept. 18 in Munich. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

10. Bavarian musicians perform as they march during the opening ceremony of the 'Historical Wiesn' on Sept. 17 in Munich. (Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

11. Musicians of a traditional Bavarian brass band reflect in a brass instrument as they take part in the traditional Oktoberfest costume parade through the streets of Munich on Sept. 19. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)

12. An overview shows the Oktoberfest on its opening night at Theresienwiese on Sept. 18 in Munich. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

Mimi Li
Mimi Li