is a Bavarian festival that started more than 200 years ago when the Crown
Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Prince Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Since
the celebration was extremely famous, it became a yearly event. But you don’t
have to fly all the way to the Atlantic to experience the biggest Volkfest in Germany.
There are a lot of Oktoberfest celebrations that take place in the United
States – and below are the most genuine ones.
Leavenworth Oktoberfest –
Washington replicates the form of an authentic Bavarian village for 365 days
each year, but when Oktoberfest rolls in, this town embodies the German spirit
until 11! The alpine hills work as the perfect Bavarian background to
Leavenworth that will make you feel as if you are genuinely in Germany. For
three weeks of celebrating this annual event, the town entertains its guests
with polka dancing, live music, traditional German cuisine, and of course, the
iconic beer. The event is managed by Projekt Bayern that has a primary mission
“to make Leavenworth more authentically Bavarian in nature.” Wear
your best and most fashionable outfit and get rockin’ in this annual festival!
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Ohio
to the vibrant German-American heritage, Southwest Ohio is also the birthplace
“Oktoberfest Zinzinnati,” which is an annual celebration
highlighting the tradition of its region. Known as the biggest Oktoberfest
celebration in America, Zinzinnati has an approximately 575, 000 visitors. This
vast crowd gathers for many exciting activities in the event, including the
“Gemuetlichkeit (Goodwill) Games,” which includes a beer barrel roll
and beer stein race. This Oktoberfest is situated in the 2nd and 3rd streets
between Walnut and Elm in downtown Cincinnati and features four fest tents and
five beer gardens.
Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa –
Linde Oktoberfest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, won’t disappoint you. Its main attraction
includes traditional German cuisine and American classics. This four-day
celebration is attended by thousands of visitors to enjoy its friendly
competitions that include the Strong Stein Competition – a contest to find out
who can hold 34 ounces of beer the longest.
Helen Oktoberfest – Georgia
city of Helen is a window of German culture with vineyards, and
Bavarian-style builds situated in a mountainous landscape. For more than 50
years, the city has been hosting one of the best Oktoberfests in the South. It
includes dancing and authentic German foods, as well as delicious beer and
wine; after all, it is a wine country.
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest –
as the “Polka Capital of Texas,” Fredericksburg holds a three day
Oktoberfest celebration each year. There’s no shortage of fun and excitement in
this town, with their festival that includes the 42 Tournament, OkTubaFest, and
Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance.
Alpine Village Oktoberfest –
Alpine Village puts up the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Southern
California. They put considerable effort into making their celebration as
authentic to the Bavarian culture as possible. Visitors will find restaurants
designed to replicate the “bier hall,” with the Haderlumpen band from
Germany and imported Hofbrau beer. It’s a traditional Bavarian celebration, a
few miles from the best beaches in
Mark your calendars and join this one of a kind Oktoberfest activity now!
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