Paducah Beer Works in downtown Paducah will be celebrating Octoberfest with some of the best German food in town. Jagerschnitzel, Bauernschnitzel, Schnitzel Sandwich, Beer Pork Chop and Sausage Plate plus lots of craft beer.
Have you ever wondered how the festival began? On October 12, 1810, King Ludwig I invited Munich's citizens to attend the wedding of Princess Therese. In the same year, a horse race was held to honor the newlyweds in front of the city gates. The celebration grew in the late 1800's to include the promotion of agriculture in Bavaria. Each year, a parade was held in honor of the Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen's marriage and included restaurants and breweries.
Throughout the 210 years of celebratory events, there've been cancellations during wars, a bomb scare that killed multiple people and injured hundreds, streets filled with tents to increase capacity, and there have been little tweaks here and there.
Regardless of what's happening in the world, the idea of celebrating German style during the month of October is exciting and the food is definitely something to experience. If you're unable to dine inside, ordering to go is the next best thing. Stay safe and mask up. Paducah Beer Works is located at 301 N. 4th Street. 270-933-1265