Many Socially-Distant Activities Still Held in DFW Area
Not surprisingly, this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich has been canceled, as organizers have struggled with a way to hold the event without placing thousands at risk of contracting COVID-19. The official Oktoberfest is one of the world’s largest tourist and spectator events, with an estimated six million people attending over the two weeks of celebration. Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, fans of German food, beer, music, and culture have been able to celebrate the 200-year-old festival at venues and events across the Metroplex. The Dallas Arboretum offered German beer, live music, and traditional food at its Oktoberfest gala on September 20. Legacy Hall held its Oktoberfeast on September 26, complete with a beer-stein-holding contest and an indoor food stall. The McKinney Oktober Bier Walk, held October 3 at the Marketplatz, had local artisans, strolling accordionists, and a German costume contest. These festivals all adhered to CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks.
A number of local restaurants and breweries also have ongoing Oktoberfest activities. Check out Oak Highlands Brewery, the Dog Haus, Bowl and Barrel, the Bavarian Grill, or the Meddlesome Moth.
Though numbers are down, the coronavirus still presents a significant risk, particularly for older Americans and individuals with preexisting health concerns, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. Some simple precautions can limit your potential exposure when outside or at an event with a number of people:
- Always bring and wear a mask when you are with others in public.
- Know how you’ll get to and from an event or venue and plan accordingly. Riding in your own vehicle is always the safest option. Avoid public transportation if you can. If you must travel by public transportation, always maintain at least six feet between you and others.
- Walk away, if you need to. If someone else isn’t wearing a mask or respecting social distance, be willing to move away or leave.
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