Want to experience Oktoberfest without leaving the United States? There are plenty of options throughout the country to get a taste of the popular German event.
America’s largest Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati draws half a million revelers annually. By the numbers, the event features more than 80,000 bratwurst, 23,000 pretzels and 3,600 pounds of sauerkraut. Beers range from $5 11. This year’s celebration will be held Sept. 19–21. Admission is free.
Boasting a large German-American population, La Crosse, Wisc., hosts multiple events during the four-day Oktoberfest festival. Craft Beer Night features 150 craft beer styles from more than 50 breweries. Sample authentic German fare at the Lederhosen Luncheon. Stop by Festland for a historic exhibit on Oktoberfest in the United States. The event runs Sept. 25–28.
Celebrate Oktoberfest Chicago-style Sept. 26–28. The big tent and Southport stage host musical performances all day. Partygoers with children, take advantage of crafts and activities at Kinderfest. This year there will be two craft beer nights, which includes a commemorative beer glass and pretzel necklace in the admission.
San Diego’s Ocean Beach Oktoberfest celebrates its 10th year Oct. 10–11. For those interested in more than just beer and brats, check out some of the many events during the two-day festival including a sausage toss, stein-holding contest, bratwurst-eating competition and Miss Oktoberfest competition. Check the website for shuttle service.
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