Oktoberfest in the US

Oktoberfest girl

Oktoberfest girlCan’t make it to Munich, Germany for the 206th anniversary of the “official” Oktoberfest celebration¬†this year? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of Oktoberfests available in the USA! Here are a few of the top Oktoberfest celebrations in the US:

Zinzinnatti (Cincinnatti, OH)

  • Known as Zinzinnati, Cincinnatti’s Oktoberfest regularly hosts 500,000 festival goers who consume 1300 barrels of beer
  • Get Your Dachshund Ready!¬†Watch as 100 sausage dogs race to the trophy! Cincinnatti starts off its annual keg party with the Running of the Wieners.
  • Gemuetlichkeit Games – Join the fun for Beer Stein races, Beer Barrel Roll, Log Sawing and Nail Hammering.

Soulard (St. Louis, MO)

  • Soulard Oktoberfest is St. Louis, Missouri’s premiere beer drinking event.
  • How Tough’s Your Dirndl?¬†Soulard’s Strongest Barmaid Relay puts your favorite maechen to the test
  • Alles hat ein Ende…nur die Wurst hat Zwei – check your restraint at the door, because Soulard serves up the meanest Bratwurst Eating Contest this side of the Danube.
  • Masskrug…what?¬†Prove your uebermensch arms in St. Louis’ own Masskrugstemmen, a stein holding contest that separates the men from the men that hold steins for a really long time.

Oktoberfest in the French Quarter (New Orleans, LA)

  • What’s a party without Lederhosen?¬†Suit up for French Quarter phenomenon Broussard’s costume contest. Just the excuse you need to dust off those lederhosen.

Oktoberfest Events in the USA