Oktoberfest in America

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Western United States

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Boise – Old Boise is reviving its tradition of hosting Oktoberfest in the streets of downtown Boise! Come down for authentic German bier and food.

Couer d’ Alene – A fun filled weekend complete with the Gran Fondo biking event, live entertainment, German food and the very best of the harvest brews at the Couer d’ Alene Oktoberest

 UTAH

Snowbird – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah will host over 80,000 visitors during its 17 day Oktoberfest.

OREGON

Mount Angel — Dancing, harmony yodeling and camping are just a few things you can expect at the Mount Angel Oktoberfest

WASHINGTON

Leavenworth — This charming Washington town, modeled after a Bavarian village, holds the well-attended Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Seattle — Fremont, a lively neighborhood in Seattle, holds an even livelier beer-fueled celebration at the Fremont Oktoberfest

CALIFORNIA

Big Bear Lake — Big Bear Lake, a year-round alpine playground in SoCal’s San Bernardino Mountains, hosts the Big Bear Oktoberfest

Los Angeles (Torrance) — People from all over Los Angeles flock to Torrance’s Alpine Village for its epic Oktoberfest

San Diego – Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Sip beer by the beach an indulge in wurst-eating, stein-holding and a sausage toss competition

San Francisco — San Francisco is home to a colorful blend of spirited attractions and cultures, a quality that shines at the Oktoberfest by the Bay

COLORADO

Denver — Backed by its Western heritage and the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a city with a growing cultural scene, something you can discover through its Oktoberfest


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Central & Eastern US

DELAWARE

Newark, DE — In addition to a parade and plenty of food, a Bavarian dance group and band will perform continuous entertainment at the Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

ILLINOIS

Chicago — The Windy City flaunts its German pride with oom-pah bands, brats and beer. More info at oktoberfestchicago.org

Chicago – In 2011, the folks behind Christkindlmarket Chicago brought an Oktoberfest celebration to Navy Pier for the two weeks of Germany’s Best & Oktoberfest featuring authentic German foods and drinks.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston — Boston may show New World flair these days, but its Old World appeal shines through events such as the Harpoon Oktoberfest

MARYLAND

Germantown – 2015 marks the 33rd annual celebration for this Oktoberfest. 10,000 people join in the festivities for this event which benefits local charities.

MINNESOTA

New Ulm — Founded by German immigrants, this Minnesota town makes merry at the New Ulm Oktoberfest

MISSOURI

St Louis — Soulard, a city of St. Louis Historic District just south of downtown, is host to one of the fastest growing Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S. Soulard Oktoberfest

NEW YORK

Irondequoit — This beautiful city, a suburb of Rochester, will celebrate its Oktoberfest with German culture, cuisine, and music

New York — Celebrate a German-American Oktoberfest at Central More info at www.germanparadenyc.org

OHIO

Cincinnati — This major city in Ohio lifts up steins filled with lager at Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa — Credited as the birthplace of Route 66 and once called the “Oil Capital of the World,” this city in Oklahoma is also known for the Tulsa Oktoberfest

TEXAS

Addison — If a trip to Munich isn’t feasible, visit the Addison Oktoberfest instead for authentic German polka, beer, brats and other Bavarian delights

Fredericksburg —Fredericksburg, a small Texas town at the gateway to the Hill Country Wine Trail, reveals a strong German heritage with its Oktoberfest

WISCONSIN

La Crosse — Visit La Crosse for Oktoberfest USA, where everyone can enjoy the Wisconsin autumn with time-honored Bavarian traditions, German beer and live music


For even more Oktoberfests, go to Funtober and search by state.

*This is not intended to be an all inclusive list.

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