From Bavaria with love… and speaking of love, the festival we celebrate as Oktoberfest traces its origins to 1810 and the wedding of a Crown Prince, who later became King Ludwig I, to a beautiful princess, Therese. The anniversary festivities grew year after year and booths were added, serving food and drink. Today, the festival is celebrated around the world and Creemore Springs Brewery continues this tradition, annually, at Blue Mountain Village. The jam-packed schedule this year included a Biergarten where guests sampled German-inspired food and Oktoberfest Lager while enjoying traditional live music with The Black Forest Band, dance performances by Mladi Glas Planika Slovenian Dance Group, interactive games and more! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography