09/27/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Sep 27, 2013

All The Pretzels, Brats And Beer Recipes You Need For Oktoberfest (PHOTOS)

From late September until early October, millions of people flock to Munich, Germany, to celebrate Oktoberfest. And while most people think all Oktoberfest consists of is drinking beer, there's a whole other aspect of Oktoberfest consumption: the incredible food.

Not only do the various beer tents serve full meals, but there are rows of booths serving up everything from fresh-baked pretzels to chocolate-covered fruit, to the traditional Oktoberfest gingerbread cookies. We've put together 31 of our favorite Oktoberfest-inspired recipes so you can get in on the action even without a ticket to Munich -- just be sure to pair all of these recipes with a large German beer.

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Oktoberfest Recipes