What are some of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich? Our guide to fall fun has extensive Oktoberfest listings. Here are some of the largest. Every year, six million people enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich. You’ll find that you need to make reservations for hotels well in advance. And reservations for a table at Oktoberfest can be difficult to secure. If
Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to Germany to enjoy the taste of beer and bratwurst in late September. The festivities have spread around the world, ensuring that you can enjoy the benefits of German culture wherever you are located. We’ve made a list of some of the more popular events related to Oktoberfest in the United States.
But there’s a certain atmosphere that is created by the massive number of people in Munich which can only be recreated at the largest Oktoberfest gatherings internationally. We think you’ll find the party the largest at these three Oktoberfests:
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest – Canada hosts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. Located one hour east of Toronto, over one million people attend this Bavarian festival annually. The week of festivities happens from October 5-13, 2012. You can also enjoy a Thanksgiving Day parade here as well, since Canada’s Thanksgiving occurs on the second monday of October.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio, hosts the second largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich with over 500,000 visitors a year. Started in 1976, you can enjoy the festivities in 2012 from September 21st to 23rd.
Oktoberfest Blumenau – Blumenau was founded as a German colony in 1850 and has been hosting an Oktoberfest for 29 years. Located about three hours south of Curitiba in Southern Brazil, the three weeks of celebrations are enjoyed by 500,000 to 750,000 visitors annually. It will be held from October 10 to October 28 in 2012.