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Old 12-04-2017, 10:05 AM
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I realize it is early, but it's never too early to be thinking about the next ED. My lease will be up and will plan for my 3rd ED during Oktoberfest 2018 as I have done with my past 2. Is there anyone else that is planning ED during Oktoberfest in 2018? If so, maybe we can plan a meet and reserve a table in one of the tents. I know you usually have to reserve tickets for a tent in January.
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:56 PM
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I love your thinking!! Too bad I just did my 3rd Oktoberfest/ED in September and next one will be in 2020.
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We missed Oktoberfest by a few weeks for our 440xi vert ED, but are thinking about ED #18 next year to replace our 550xi with a new M5. I have a few connections at Augustiner and Winzerer for tent seating; are you thinking about one of the big tents or many smaller ones?
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:13 PM
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We missed Oktoberfest by a few weeks for our 440xi vert ED, but are thinking about ED #18 next year to replace our 550xi with a new M5. I have a few connections at Augustiner and Winzerer for tent seating; are you thinking about one of the big tents or many smaller ones?
It really does not matter. I had someone helping me with this, but it seems you have to have a large group to reserve tickets.
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I'm also not going to be able to do another ED until 2020, but we miss Munich so much that I'm already booked for Ofest 2018. My wife and I will be staying on Schillerstraße, arriving the morning of Weds 9/26 and flying out the morning of Monday 10/1.

There is only 2 of us, and it's our first Ofest. I didn't think you could reserve a table very easy, but I'm game. Maybe you could sneak us into the premium lounge.

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I realize it is early, but it's never too early to be thinking about the next ED. My lease will be up and will plan for my 3rd ED during Oktoberfest 2018 as I have done with my past 2. Is there anyone else that is planning ED during Oktoberfest in 2018? If so, maybe we can plan a meet and reserve a table in one of the tents. I know you usually have to reserve tickets for a tent in January.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:49 PM
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I'm also not going to be able to do another ED until 2020, but we miss Munich so much that I'm already booked for Ofest 2018. My wife and I will be staying on Schillerstraße, arriving the morning of Weds 9/26 and flying out the morning of Monday 10/1.

There is only 2 of us, and it's our first Ofest. I didn't think you could reserve a table very easy, but I'm game. Maybe you could sneak us into the premium lounge.

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There are a couple people on this forum that have connections to get tickets. Usually January you can get them. I will be there for my delivery on the first weekend of Oktoberfest, so I will be going on September 22 or 23.

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Thanks,
Sorry we will miss you. I may follow up in January, not sure 2 people need to worry about reservations, but there is a possibility two of my friends will also be there. A Saturday night reservation, in one of the big tents, for 4 may be necessary.

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There are a couple people on this forum that have connections to get tickets. Usually January you can get them. I will be there for my delivery on the first weekend of Oktoberfest, so I will be going on September 22 or 23.
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There are a couple people on this forum that have connections to get tickets. Usually January you can get them. I will be there for my delivery on the first weekend of Oktoberfest, so I will be going on September 22 or 23.
In my experience, you can get a table for the afternoon, but never at night without connections. That being said, there are plenty of tents that you can go to in the am and stay as long as you'd like. That is what we did. There are no minimums to spend either. We went through the table requests as soon as was available without luck for an evening reservation.
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In my experience, you can get a table for the afternoon, but never at night without connections. That being said, there are plenty of tents that you can go to in the am and stay as long as you'd like. That is what we did. There are no minimums to spend either. We went through the table requests as soon as was available without luck for an evening reservation.


The middle Saturday this past Oktoberfest was mayhem as the main tents were closed to non-reservations and no one was let in including the outside tables it was so packed. Opening weekend Saturday is also bad to find a open table. I have been to Oktoberfest 3 x ( 1 opening weekend and 2 x middle weekends), I highly suggest getting reserved tickets for any Saturday, as next time for 2020 I will get tickets through one of the concierge services. This is what I mean by mayhem (attached photo)
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The middle Saturday this past Oktoberfest was mayhem as the main tents were closed to non-reservations and no one was let in including the outside tables it was so packed. Opening weekend Saturday is also bad to find a open table...
I was there for 2015 on the opening weekend and could not get in a tent without a reservation. I am planning ahead this time to ensure I get a ticket.
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The middle Saturday this past Oktoberfest was mayhem as the main tents were closed to non-reservations and no one was let in including the outside tables it was so packed. Opening weekend Saturday is also bad to find a open table. I have been to Oktoberfest 3 x ( 1 opening weekend and 2 x middle weekends), I highly suggest getting reserved tickets for any Saturday, as next time for 2020 I will get tickets through one of the concierge services. This is what I mean by mayhem (attached photo)
Looks like fun.

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I'll see what I can do for Saturday night at the Augustiner tent.
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For me or original poster?

I figured I would post for help in January sometime for the 29th(Sept).
Keep me in mind.


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Popping this to the top, it's mid January. If anyone knows of Festers that can help secure reservations for Ofest, or there are any other ideas, please PM me or post here. I am looking for an evening reservation for 6 in one of the big tents on Sept 29th. Any help or contact info would be appreciated.

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Old 01-16-2018, 01:49 PM
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Popping this to the top, it's mid January. If anyone knows of Festers that can help secure reservations for Ofest, or there are any other ideas, please PM me or post here. I am looking for an evening reservation for 6 in one of the big tents on Sept 29th. Any help or contact info would be appreciated.

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The member SculptedEscapes on here is helping me obtain mine. Reach out to him.
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Thanks pawarrant. But he is not taking PM's. Ping me if you have another way to contact him.
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Thanks pawarrant. But he is not taking PM's. Ping me if you have another way to contact him.
Sent you a DM.
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Thanks pawarrant, just waiting for him to respond. In the mean time, lots of great info here.

https://www.bigboytravel.com/europe/...-reservations/
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Alas, SculptedEscapes stopped responding to emails. The tent reservations online were pretty much nonexistent. I did a little searching and found someone that got me tickets to the Paulaner tent on Friday afternoon. I think they normally do full packages, but he was nice enough to sell me some tickets separately, I just had to take a bike tour of Munich as part of the deal. If everyone recalls, the bikers in Munich are quite aggressive.

No guarantees, but Toby from BucketListEvents may be able to help.

https://www.mybucketlistevents.com/event/oktoberfest/

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It's a shame he isn't responding. If you have a party of less than 10, you don't need a reservation. You just have to show up early like 9AM and wait for a table. If you get the reservation before hand even better! Either way it will be crazy fun.
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Yep. I may just wait in line on Wednesday or Thursday morning. I did want to get in for an evening sitting.

I ordered trachten for us from amazon.de and landsend had checked shirts in wookie sizes.

Should be a good time.

Hope all is well with your move to England.
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I do like MunichLocal's approach.

Go there during the week or at noon at weekends, go there with 3-4 persons max and ask at tables if 1 can take a seat. This person now can order beer for the others also. Get drunk, get closer to the other people, stand up and dance, have an eye on conquering more seats, 1-2 hours later all of you have a seat. Get more drunk. Welcome 3-4 strangers asking for 1 seat... Enjoy!

#6 here:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=855916
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Yep. I may just wait in line on Wednesday or Thursday morning. I did want to get in for an evening sitting.

I ordered trachten for us from amazon.de and landsend had checked shirts in wookie sizes.

Should be a good time.

Hope all is well with your move to England.
Sounds fun. If I can get the time, I may just fly down to Munich for a day or two to partake in the festivities!
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Had a great time, bucket list did a great job. We had a table on the main floor of the Lowenbrau tent from noon to 430. Plenty of time for Funf Mass and a good time.

https://www.mybucketlistevents.com/

Check out the fest pictures on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/bucketlistevents/

They had several groups, so they posted a lot of pictures.
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