German oompah bands were welcomed with an unwelcome addition to the Oktoberfest parade because a pile of horse manure was left in the middle of the street.
Footage shows children waving to the crowd, putting on traditional Bavarian clothing, including dirndls for women and lederhosen for men, in Munich, Germany.
Participants also wore a series of incredibly bushy beards as part of the costume parade when the 186th Oktoberfest entered the second day.
The video shows a man who holds out his hand just in time to prevent a young girl from falling into the mud while the deep copper oompah band can be heard.
Arie Kopelman captured the hilarious images and sent it to his daughter Jill Kargman, who posted the clip on Twitter with the caption: & # 39; My parents are on the Oktoberfest parade in Germany and watch everyone steaming the steamy pile ** * avoids. & # 39;
The annual event was kicked off yesterday by Mayor Dieter Reiter, who stopped the tap in the first barrel with two strokes of a hammer before handing the first liter to Bavarian governor Markus Soeder.
But beer prices have risen again this year with a liter can that now costs up to 11.80 euros (£ 10.42), an increase of 30 cents.
The pile of horse manure lies in the middle of the road during the Oktoberfest parade. Men, women and children must pay attention not to spoil their traditional Bavarian clothing. A man holds out his hand (right) to prevent a young girl from falling down the middle of the street in Munich, Germany
The annual Oktoberfest party has now entered its second day in Munich. People put on traditional clothing and a whole host of men took the opportunity to show off their beards, including someone wearing a brooch depicting King Ludwig II of Bavaria
A costume parade took place at the beer festival, which is now in the 186th year, while a band joined those who marched through the streets
The parade, which is a tradition at the largest beer festival in the world, crossed over to the Theresienwiese exhibition grounds. Here a gentleman wears a bushy beard with wavy feathers in his cap
Revelers made an effort for a mug of a liter of beer on the first day of the event after the tap of the first barrel of Mayor Dieter Reiter
Some wore more regional Bavarian folk clothing for the annual festival that runs until October 6
Another man with bushy facial hair was one of the six million people who expected to attend the event before the end of the following month
The event is followed by around 600 officers and guards and 50 doctors. Here women adorned their traditional dress with brightly colored flowers
Oktoberfest guests had to hurry to the beer tents when the event opened its gates to get a coveted place on the wooden benches along the inside and accommodate up to 11,000 people
A participant radiated while he also flaunted his rugged beard, while he also wore a cap and a chain mail
Many rode on in extravagant carriages and watched the crowd of people gathered. This woman shouted at spectators while she was accompanied by two men
Both adults and children participated in the parade for the event, which is monitored by around 600 officers and guards and 50 doctors
A man with shoulder-length hair wore a historical costume with a vibrant red hat contrasted with black feathers
A brass band accompanied the parade musically and played a series of traditional, cheerful folk songs
Another participant, who had made her own version of a one-liter beer jug, rode through the crowd on a horse as she waved at those who watched
A more modest beard grower wore a hat adorned with a huge tuft of chamois hair called Gamsbart
Those in the parade carried traditional weapons over their shoulders as they marched through the streets of Munich in matching clothing
Women accessorized the traditional dirndl with flowers, jewelry and a selection of pendants and brooches. They carried blankets and small wicker bags in their hands
A woman wore a particularly prominent headpiece that was adorned with hundreds of beads and mirrors
Six men rode in style to the celebrations as they sent a horse and cart through the busy German streets
Street artists entertained the thousands of attendees who had gathered at the central fair
Participants in the beer celebration were also treated to May tree dances, fairground attractions and snack huts. The most popular things to eat at the festival are grilled chicken, pork knuckles and oxen
Revelers enjoyed drinking beer in the Hofbrau beer tent. Servers are known to carry up to ten beer mugs at a time
Beer prices have risen again this year with a liter jug that now costs up to 11.80 euros (£ 10.42), an increase of 30 cents if the group celebrates together
Women who had draped their heads in traditional white veils joined the celebrations. The popular festival has been canceled 24 times, but usually only in the event of an outbreak of war or cholera
Jesters also perform in the annual parade while spectators stood on both sides of the streets
Members of a tradition association participated in different hats while the crowd looked in the background
Participants performed the Schuhplattler folk dance in the traditional dance tent after marching in the annual parade
The & # 39; oompah & # 39; bands entertain drinkers at the Oktoberfest and are famous for their unusual regional brass instruments, including the Alpenhorn
Members of the regional folk groups removed their elaborate headwear upon their arrival at the Schottenhamel beer tent
Pottery beer mugs from the Augustiner Braeu brewery are at a table. The one-liter mugs are equal to more than two pints of beer, which are six percent stronger for the festival
Interestingly, it is forbidden to drink a beer other than beer from Munich at the Oktoberfest, while a woman holds her drink tightly
Two patrons drank their beer in one of the beer tents. The amount of beer that is drunk at the Oktoberfest can fill more than three Olympic swimming pools
A Bavarian elder in traditional clothing joined the crowd using the escalators to reach the event. The popularity of the event apparently caused overcrowding in beer tents when the gates opened yesterday
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