Best Oktoberfest Celebrations (in the U.S.)
While the pandemic may have changed the plans of some of these celebrations these last two years, here's hoping that next year will bring a full return to the Oktoberfest Celebrations!
1. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
It is the largest celebration in the U.S. and is nicknamed “America’s Oktoberfest.” This year the celebration ran from September 16th through 19th. It was first held in 1976 and has now grown to 575,000 people attending each year.
2. Nashville Oktoberfest
It was named the “most authentic Oktoberfest in America” by Insider. Unfortunately, this year’s celebration has been cancelled because of the pandemic but it plans to return in 2022!
3. Denver Oktoberfest
The Denver celebration will be held two weekends September 17-19 and 24-26. “From keg bowling to stein hoisting, live music and more, there’s something here for Oktoberfest pro’s and first timer’s.”
4. Mount Angel Oktoberfest
Mount Angel, Oregon is the perfect setting for an Oktoberfest celebration. This little town is Bavarian-inspired and is less than an hour south of Portland. The celebration has had to make a few adjustments for COVID but the celebration was still celebrated from September 16th through 19th.
5. Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Another perfect setting for an Oktoberfest celebration! Located approximately a 2 hour drive away from Seattle the small town of Leavenworth is a Bavarian Style village. The celebration will run October 1st-3rd, 8th-10th and 15th-17th and will look a little different than previous years because of COVID. It will have more of a “street fair vibe” this year but will hopefully return to a normal Oktoberfest in the future.