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