Octoberfest Vs Dionysia. Octoberfest.
Visitors eat huge amounts of traditional food such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roastpork),
Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Prezel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Kasspatnz (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).
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The central event was the pompe, in which men that were called phalloi were carried by phallophoroi.There were also young girls carrying baskets,long loaves of bread,jars of water and wine.
The comic playwright Aristophanes parodied the Rural Dionysia in his play The Acharnians.