Long time readers may remember this shirt but given it is a top seller at the store, it is one I like to highlight each year. This is the first t-shirt I ever designed for the store: it depicts a guy in lederhosen carrying a large sausage. The back say’s “Grab your Sausage and Have Fun”.
Why highlight an Oktoberfest shirt the end of August? Well, while Munich Germany’s Oktoberfest actually runs into October (Sept 18 – October 3), Cincinnati celebrates it smack dab in September (the 18th and 19th) and Covington, KY (right across the river from Cincinnati) celebrates the weekend before.
Quick trivial facts. Cincinnati has the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the United States. Last year an astute commenter indicated that it was Canada that held the distinction of the largest outside of Germany. However, he is wrong according to my spot Wikipedia sources. The largest celebration outside Germany is in Blumenau, BRAZIL! But here is where Cincinnati gets back some of it’s swagger. Estimates for the Canadian and Brazilian Oktoberfest are in the 700,000’s. However each lasts about a week. Cincinnati pulls in around 500,000 people in just 2 days. Now who drinks more?
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I was fortunate enough to make in to Oktoberfest in Munich once. Such a party.
Besides the great steins of beer the pretzels were huge. Also, chicken was popular dish.
I’m thinking I want to do the Brazilian one. I heard rumors of free beer.
free beer?? bhahahah yeah…laced with rohipnol!
Is that how you get a man home?
:O I dont take men home!!!
carpark often.. but home.never!!!
That’s true…that is too much like commitment for you.
Park? You sexify dudes in the bushes?
Hic, no more jugs… I’m pissed!
Well then don’t go to the UK version of Oktoberfest. Heard that one is pretty good too.
Nice job on the shirt! I am planning on going to my first Oktoberfest this year, but I did find it strange that it was in the middle of September.
Think Cincinnati should take the win on that.
Which one? Munich??
what, now I’m confused, lol. More exact, pulling in 500,000 in 2 days wins, but maybe they should extend it. People do love their beers.
No…I meant which Oktoberfest are you going to?
I’ve been to Cincy’s Oktoberfest. All I have so say is – WOW. That’s a good time. The only thing it lacks is Clark Griswold dancing around.
Since they tend to pull in a minor celeb each year to lead the chicken dance, I am suprised Chevy Chase hasn’t been called to the task.
I like the jugs tee!
Well stick around…might be a way to win that shirt soon.
Why are so many Oktoberfest parties in September? Is it because the Germans can’t spell October?
Here is your answer
It’s always Oktoberfest at Denny’s.
The Restaurant or your blog?
hi imaginery land…where Muggsy (his imaginery pony) drags the beer barrels to the bongs
All of the above.
Added u as a DelVecchio-approved read, Bear.
Warmth and fuzziness.
Bear…fan-tastic job on the ad….i think i’m going to use it on my homepage….thanks!!!!!
Oh for Cincinnati. So shouldn’t that be “grab your wiener?” I’m just saying!!!
Probably but that’s just a little too risque.
Blahahaha and “grab a few jugs” isn’t? Tsk, tsk Bearman you are becoming very teddy 🙂
What’s a “teddy”?
I used to really enjoy Minster Ohio’s Octoberfest. Ohio parties….a lot.
Lot of German folk made their way to the Ohio valley back in the day…the rest just like to drink.
Crap! I wish you would have had these a couple years ago. My sister went to Germany for Oktoberfest and this shirt would have been perfect!
I did have them a couple years ago. My tshirts preceeded my cartoon blog.
Agreed, It’s freaking hilarious.
Thank you sir.
Love the shirts! At some point in the very near future I would like to commision you to design a few for me. I was thinking one of Che Guevara wearing a t-shirt with me printed on it. Just kidding, but stuff like that for sure.
That would be a top selling one I am sure. Commission away.
Sorry to interject but that’s a brilliant idea, Scott. You have to get that made.
I need a better picture of Scott though..haha
OK I have grabbed my sausage.
I am still waiting for the fun to start…
If you can’t grab your sausage and have fun you might need the little blue pill Tony.
lmao tony u crack me up
my my what a big sausage you have there…
That’s what they all say.
and, exactly what i was going to say. Susi, you are so original, I’m envious! It is quite a sausage! Impressive. Spicy or mild?
How is she original if it is the exact thing you were going to say?
hahha shut up bearman im taking this compliment and framing it in GOLD…haha
i prefer spicy sausage..just so much more flavour! 😀 hehe
I hate when my sausage burns
u might need some cream for that bearman…i hear its contageous 😛
“contageous” Sometimes I wonder if that is your Dunbo mispelling or if that is how you spell things in Australia.
…..go suck on a sausage
At least you have no trouble with your insults
I can’t make it to Ocktoberfest anywhere this year. My lederhosen are in the shop for repairs.
That sounds serious.
That’s why I’m wearin’ overhauls.
“overhauls” hahah love it.
That sausage IS way too small for me. Wait, that sausage just represents sausage, right?
I didn’t know you had such a big appetite.
i haven’t said the “S” word in about 15 years.
i can’t believe you put it on a shirt.
What words do you use instead?
Who knew Cincinnati was the place to be?
Duncan and the Friggin Loon did obviously b/c that is where they get half of all their news of the weird.
loon is just an american wannabe… traitor traitor to our country!!!
Well our countries both started as cast offs from Britain so…
Great designs, Bearman! I’ve never celebrated Oktoberfest, but it looks like a whole lotta fun. May have to give it a try one year.
I’ll break you in George.
Hey that reminds me of a joke:
The managers of Heineken, Corona and Jupiler are in a bar together. When asked what they want to drink, the manager of Heineken orders a Heineken lager, the manager of Corona orders a Corona lager, with a slice of lemon. And the manager of Jupiler orders a Coca Cola. The other managers are smirking about that, and ask the Jupiler manager why he doesn’t drink his own product. He says “well if you lot aren’t having a beer, then I won’t be either.”
I never heard of Jupiler. I have been on this stuff called Avalanche lately. It’s good for those of us in the east where they don’t ship Fat Tire out too.
Dick jokes—they just never stop working 🙂
When in doubt…head to the gutter.
*oohmpa oohmpa …
oohmpa oohmpa …*
This isn’t a willy wonka cartoon.
Personally, I just like the beer. But I’d wear the shirt.
Well see my most recent post on how you can win it free.
Either this pic: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?pid=61630&id=100000618483227&ref=fbx_album
Or the sweet Connery on my Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-New-Bad-Habit/109110909116272
You’re a kind human, Bear. Tanks.
Email me the first image and I’ll put something together with it.