Over 300 Oktoberfests in the US Coming up this Fall | Rare Dirndl

Over 300 Oktoberfests in the US Coming up this Fall

The time to celebrate Oktoberfest is now! You've been probably waiting for this all year (or even longer, considering all events that have been cancelled over the last few years), so we're super excited to share with you our mega list of Oktoberfest celebrations happening this Fall all over US! There are over 300 fun and interesting places to go and show off your best dirndl and celebrate Oktoberfest with German beers, wiener dog races, keg bowling and more! If you're a fan of dirndls, authentic German food and polka dancing, these festivals are for you.

Oktoberfest, the famous German beer festival, has gained popularity worldwide, and the United States is no exception. Several cities across the country host vibrant and lively Oktoberfest celebrations, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Among these, a few stand out as the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States, capturing the spirit and traditions of the original Munich festival.

One of the most renowned Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known as the "Oktoberfest Zinzinnati," it holds the distinction of being the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. With an attendance exceeding half a million people, the event spreads over six city blocks and showcases an array of authentic German food, live music, and traditional dancing. Visitors can revel in the festive atmosphere while savoring bratwurst, sauerkraut, and pretzels, all washed down with a selection of German beers.

Moving westward, Denver, Colorado, hosts another grand Oktoberfest celebration. The Denver Oktoberfest boasts a rich history and has been a part of the city's cultural fabric for over 50 years. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the festival spans multiple weekends and features numerous beer gardens, live music stages, and a variety of German-themed activities. Attendees can engage in stein-hoisting competitions, costume contests, and traditional folk dances, immersing themselves in the lively and energetic ambiance of the event.

Further up the West Coast, Portland, Oregon, hosts its own massive Oktoberfest celebration known as the "Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest." The festival is held at Pioneer Courthouse Square, attracting beer enthusiasts from across the region. With a focus on craft beers, attendees can sample a wide range of local and international brews while enjoying live music performances and indulging in traditional German fare. The event also features fun activities like wiener dog races, keg bowling, and yodeling contests, making it a family-friendly destination.

These are just a few examples of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States, but many other cities join in the festivities, each with their unique flair. These events provide an opportunity for Americans to experience a taste of Bavarian culture, showcasing the importance of community, camaraderie, and good-natured revelry. Whether it's the booming brass bands, the jovial crowds, or the delicious German delicacies, Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States continue to grow and capture the essence of this beloved German tradition.

Just click the event title to find out more details.

      Two women wearing traditional dirndls celebrating German heritage at an Oktoberfest celebration
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          A couple in traditional German attire holding German beers and celebrating German heritage at an Oktoberfest celebration
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                A couple and a baby wearing traditional German attire and celebrating German Culture. The woman is holding a German beer in a metal beer stein
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                    I'm sure that these are not all Oktoberfests in the US, although the list looks impressive! Many of them take place every year, so if you miss one this year, you can always go next year! If you know more Oktoberfest celebrations happening in your area - share them in the comments below.

                    Don't forget to celebrate Oktoberfest in style, shop our selection of unique dirndls today! 

                    Wish you all to have a time of your life at one (or more) of these events -- and don't forget to try the authentic German food -- it's a must! And if you're still hesitate to attend public events -- bring the Oktoberfest celebrations to you -- here is my tutorial on how to throw your own Oktoberfest event at home!

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                    Nadia Mehra

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                    As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika


                    Nadia Mehra

                    I live in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, PA. Here is the link to our very own ROXTOBERFEST!!
                    This will be on Saturday, October 8, 2022


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