Top U.S. Oktoberfest Celebrations
Whether German blood courses through your veins or not, there’s something irresistible about a music-infused, beer-enhanced party that simultaneously welcomes the coming of autumn and nods to a vibrant culture.
Fall Getaways for Festival and Beer LoversThough the original is held in Munich, Germany each year, plenty of American cities pull off Oktoberfest celebrations that are anything but second-rate.
Visit one of these cities to experience the best Bavarian -style revelry that the U.S. has to offer.
Ohio area, don’t miss this massively entertaining event.
Orange County’s German American cultural center, Anaheim’s celebration is authentic with a twist. Lederhosen, Dirndl dresses, spit-roasted pigs and plenty of food and drink should sate your appetite for all things German even as you bask in the golden California sun.
Texas strike up the oompah music and let the beer taps flow. Fredericksburg sets a fine example with its schedule of tradition-nurturing events, so make this a part of your tour for sure.
Colorado capital becomes covered with snow it livens up with a colorful celebration of German heritage. This long-running festival is held on Larimer Street and includes kids’ activities, an accordion concert and a 10K. Admission is free, so there’s no reason not to drop by for a cold one if you find yourself in the neighborhood.