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Oktoberfest Celebrations in the US

Browse our extensive 2015 directory of Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States. Festivals and dates are sorted by each state for your convenience.  This is the best list of Oktoberfest dates and locations in the United States.  Check your state below for a list of the largest festivals.  Also check our Top 10 Oktoberfest Celebrations in the USA.

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Largest Oktoberfest Celebrations in the US

Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio, hosts the largest Oktoberfest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year. Six blocks of Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati are closed for the weekend. Highlights include the Running of the Wieners and the World’s Largest Chicken Dance.  The dates are September 18-20, 2015.

Denver – Latimer Street in Denver’s Historic Ballpark Neighborhood is transformed for two weekends in September for this celebration of German culture. Over 250,000 people attend Oktoberfest Denver annually.  The dates are September 18-20 and 25-27, 2015.

Leavenworth, Washington – Leavenworth, located two hours east of Seattle, celebrates Oktoberfest for three weekends in October. Started in 1998, it is now attended by more than 10,000 people annually. The Leavenworth Marathon is held on one of the Oktoberfest weekends.  The dates are October 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17, 2015.

Addison, Texas – Addison, located just north of Dallas, hosts Oktoberfest from September 17-20, 2015. The Addison Conference Centre is transformed into an authentic Munich beer hall with a Texas twist. It is considered one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States.

Alpine Village, Torrance, Los Angeles, California – Southern California has been celebrating Oktoberfest at Alpine Village for 44 years. USA Today named it one of the best Oktoberfests in the world. It is held on seven weekends in September and Oktober in a 32,000 square foot tent. Located in Torrance, it is the most popular Oktoberfest celebration in Los Angeles.  The event kicks off September 11, 2015.

Tulsa – Tulsa has celebrated Oktoberfest along the Arkansas River for 34 years. This four day festival at the end of Oktober has received recognition from multiple national media sources.  The Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa takes place on October 22-25, 2015.

Oktoberfest Chicago – This affair, held outside the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in the West Lakeview neighborhood.  It is normally held during a weekend at the end of September.

Germany’s Best & Oktoberfest – Chicago – In 2011, the folks behind Christkindlmarket Chicago brought an Oktoberfest celebration to Navy Pier for the two weeks of Oktoberfest.  They feature authentic German foods and drinks.

Tempe – This outdoor festival at Tempe Town Lake is held the first weekend in October each year. Started in 1973, money raised benefits Tempe Sister City, which sends students and educators on exchange programs.

Fremont Oktoberfest – Enjoy Oktoberfest in Seattle, Washington. The festivities will be held September 18-20, 2015.  USA Today and Orbitz called it one of the best Oktoberfests in the country.

La Mesa – This San Diego area Oktoberfest celebration hosts over 200,000 people a year.  They serve authentic German Hacker-Pschorr and Paulaner Oktoberfest beer.

La Crosse, WI – The first Oktoberfest in La Crosse was held in 1961. Over fifty years later, it is still going strong.  The dates are October 1-4, 2015.  It features live music, German beers, and a huge parade.

Helen, GA -  Helen Oktoberfest, located in Northeast Georgia, recreates the look of an Alpine Village. Oktoberfest has been celebrated there for more than forty years. The celebration extends every day on September 10-13, and September 17-November 1, 2015.

Huntington Beach, California – Enjoy Oktoberfest at Old World Village in September and October. Old World is a European themed shopping center that goes all out during Oktoberfest.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest – The largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains will close Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, to host its annual event on September 11-13, 2015.

Bear Mountain, NY – The celebration runs on weekends from mid-September until the end of October. Bear Mountain is located near the Hudson River between Newburgh and New York City.

Columbus Oktoberfest – Columbus Oktoberfest celebrates its 50th year in 2015. The last five years, it has been hosted under the historic pavilions of the Ohio Expo Center. It will be held September 25-27, 2015.

Frankenmuth - Michigan’s Little Bavaria hosts the first oktoberfest to be sanctioned by Germany outside of Munich. Located thirty minutes north of Flint, the celebration will be held at Heritage Park in Frankenmuth.  The dates are September 17-20, 2015.

Los Angeles – This Oktoberfest fundraiser for charity was held on five days in October. Before you purchase tickets, though, we recommend that you check out the reviews on yelp

Fredericksburg, Texas – Fredericksburg, located 90 minutes east of Austin, will celebrate its 35th annual Oktoberfest.  The dates are October 2-4, 2015.  It is held downtown Fredericksburg on the MarktPlatz.

San Francisco – Oktoberfest by the Bay! It is annually held at Pier 48 with cold beers, oompah music, and tasty food.  Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest – This San Diego area Oktoberfest held at Ocean Beach Pier offers two days of fun in early October.

Hickory NC – A three day outdoor festival held the second weekend in October.  This years dates are October 9-11, 2015.

Cape Coral, Florida – The last two weekends of October mark the 29th annual Oktoberfest put on by the German American Social Club of Cape Coral Florida.

El Cajon – The German American Societies of San Diego put on the Oktoberfest in El Cajon during the first two weekends in October.

St Louis – A three day festival in the Soulard neighborhood just south of downtown St. Louis.  The expected dates for the Soulard Oktoberfest are October 9-11, 2015.

Richmond VA – The 47th annual Richmond Oktoberfest will be held October 16-17, 2015 at the Dominion Building at Richmond International Raceway. It hosts nearly 5,000 people over the two day celebration, the largest in Virginia.

New Ulm, Minnesota – The 31st annual celebration of Oktoberfest in New Ulm will happen on the first two weekends in October at the Holiday Inn New Ulm.

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah will host over 80,000 visitors during its 17 day Oktoberfest. This German beer festival will happen for the 41st time in 2015.

Frederick, MD – The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and the Rotary Club of Fredericktowne put on this annual celebration of German heritage that benefits local charities.  The dates are October 3-4, 2015.

Savannah – Oktoberfest on the River will celebrate its 32nd annual event in October 2, 2015 on River Street in Savannah.

Dayton, Ohio – The Dayton Art Institute hosts this Oktoberfest celebration that has been going on in Dayton for over 40 years.  The dates are September 25-27, 2015.

Carlsbad - The Carlsbad Rotary will sponsor its 33rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 3, 2015.

Germantown, MD – 2015 marks the 33rd annual celebration for this Oktoberfest. 10,000 people join in the festivities for this event which benefits local charities.

Mount Angel, Oregon – Settled by German pioneers in the 1800s, Mount Angel has been celebrating Oktoberfest since 1966.  The dates are September 17-20, 2015.

Lake Worth Oktoberfest – The American German Club of the Palm Beaches has been hosting this Oktoberfest since 1974. Nearly 30,000 celebrate Oktoberfest here over two weekends.  Their 42nd event happens on the second and third weekends in 2015.

Hotoberfest Atlanta – We’re not sure whether this is truly a celebration of German culture or just a good excuse to drink beer. Good enough for us!

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest – Celebrating Oktoberfest in the San Bernadino Mountains of Southern California for 44 years.  It runs from the middle of September through late October.

Vail, Colorado – Who needs snow to have fun in Vail? Enjoy two weekends of Oktoberfest in September in this ski paradise.  The dates are September 11-13 and 18-20, 2015.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Please add our Oktoberfests in Arizona

    Fountain Hills, AZ – September 28 and 29 – enjoy the fun event in Fountain Park for the 4th year with the second tallest fountain in the US. A fun event celebrating the German culture and heritage.

    Phoenix – AZ – October 5 and 6 – now in it’s 7th year. “Be a German for a day” at Margaret T. Hance Park.

  2. Please add our Octoberfest in Connecticut.

    New Milford, Connecticut-
    -Arion Singing Society’s 15th Annual Octoberfest.

    -August 31st and September 1st, from 1-10pm
    – Live music from Bud and Linda Cramer and Die Spitze.
    – Live performances from the Mountain Tops and The Alpenland Dancers.

    A Great Time for All!!

  3. I would like information on vendor fees and what beer has to be served at these Oktoberfest. I would really like to be able to attend several of these and set up a beer trailer.

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