Oktoberfest Celebrations Across the U.S.

By Gayot Editors

11. Oktoberfest Fort Worth

September 26-28, 2019
Oktoberfest Fort WorthOktoberfest Fort Worth, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

Spaten, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country will be served.

Activities include tapping of kegs, stein hoisting contests, dachsund dash and Oktoberfest Olympics and there will be live performances. The Midway Rides will feature carnival games, amusement rides, entertainment and fast-food booths, plus plenty of Spaten, sausages and schnitzel to go around.

12. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, TX

October 4-6, 2019
Oktoberfest in FredericksburgOktoberfest, 100 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Celebrate the town’s German roots with music and dance.

Fredericksburg, founded in 1846, known as “Fritztown” among older German residents, is home to “Texas German”, a dialect spoken by the first generation of German settlers. With such a rich history of German influence, it’s no wonder the weekend-long family-friendly celebration includes Oktubafest, the chicken dance and three days of live entertainment from yodeling to polka to accordion music. German dishes like sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels will be available and the beer selection will include both domestic and German beers. Tickets are $8 for one day, $14 for two days and $18 for three days.

13. Oktoberfest in La Crosse, WI

September 26-29, 2019
Oktoberfest in La CrosseOktoberfest, 1 Oktoberfest Strasse, La Crosse, WI 54601

A taste of Germany in the Midwest.

A tradition since 1961, Oktoberfest in La Crosse, Wisconsin, includes several parades, weiner races, polka bands and carnival rides among other activities spanning four days. Tickets for each event are sold separately. A four-day admission pass to the festival is also available.

14. Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel, OR

September 12-15, 2019
Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel, OROktoberfest, 5 N. Garfield St., Mount Angel, OR 97362

The Northwest’s oldest and celebrated folk festival.

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel, Oregon offers a number of activities including a car show, dachshund race, 5/10k fun run and half marathon, golf tournament and kid-friendly activities. A variety of beers and wines will be available. Sip traditional beer straight from Munich or local Pacific Northwest beers.

15. OktoberFest NYC at Watermark Bar

2019 dates: September 13-15, 21-22, 28-29, October 5-6, 12-13, 19, 20
OktoberFest NYC at Watermark BarOktoberFest NYC at Watermark Bar, Pier 15, 78th S. St., New York, NY 10038

Two months of beers and lederhosens.

Enjoy amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline while enjoying live music and authentic fare and beers at Watermark Bar. They’ll be exclusively serving Oktoberfest beers including Hofbrau, Weihenstephan and Radeberger and each menu item (including beer) will be set at a price of $10. This family friendly affair will also have games and stein holding contests. Tickets are free though reservations are recommended.

16. Oktoberfest St. Alphonsus

September 27-29, 2019
Oktoberfest St. Alphonsus
Oktoberfest St. Alphonsus, 1429 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Founded by German immigrants, the church celebrates its German roots with an authentic fest.

This year’s festivities includes more than 15 bands ranging from cover bands to authentic German musicians and, of course, beer and handmade brats. It’s all happening in a big-top tent featuring a beer garden plus kid-friendly activities at Kinderfest. Admission is $5 benefiting St. Alphonsus church.

17. Oktoberfest in Tampa, FL

October 11-13, 2019
Oktoberfest TampaOktoberfest, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

Celebrate at the largest Oktoberfest in Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Dig into all the brats your heart desires and follow it up with a chance at some cool swag playing Bavarian games for free. Any mustachioed or bearded attendees can take a chance at the Beard & Mustache Competition. Other diversions include stein hosting, keg stacking, tug-of-war and cornhole. In keeping with the German tradition there will be plenty of food (sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels, etc.), music and dancing.

18. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 20-22, 2019
Oktoberfest ZinzinnatiOktoberfest Zinzinnati, 441 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

In 1994 this festival set the record for the largest chicken dance in the world.

First held in 1976, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati attracts more than 575,000 people each year for German-style music, food and beer. Enjoy such delicacies as sauerkraut balls, Limburger cheese and pickled pigs feet, washed down with plenty of local and German brews. Don’t forget to join in on the chicken dance, which achieved a Guinness World Record in 1994.