If after a week you are ready for a break from Oktoberfest, go over to the Oide Wiesn, or "Old Oktoberfest."
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, in 2010, Oktoberfest planners built a small section of the fairgrounds in a manner reminiscent of Oktoberfests past. The city expected 300,000 visitors; instead more than a half-million showed up. So now, Old Oktoberfest is a new tradition.
The Oide Wiesn is the only part of Oktoberfest to charge admission. But it's just 3 Euros. Inside are three Bier tents with more traditional music and folk dancing. There also are traditional carnival rides, some of which are a century old.
Don't be late visiting; the Oide Wiesn closes its gates at 9 pm and stops selling Bier at 9:30.