5 Oktoberfest Celebrations You Can Attend in the US


Just because the world's best-known Oktoberfest celebration held in Munich has been canceled doesn't mean there won't be other celebrations. In fact, many cities across the United States will keep Oktoberfest traditions alive and host festivals, permitting local restrictions allow them to occur. Oktoberfest began in 1810 in Bavaria, Germany and has now turned into one of the largest festivals worldwide celebrated officially from mid-September to the first Sunday in October.  

If you are traveling to an Oktoberfest celebration this year, make sure you purchase a Global Travel Plus plan for assistance services when you travel over 100 miles away from home. Download our mobile app ahead of time so that if you experience a medical or travel emergency, you can conveniently access our services. We also offer no exclusions for alcohol-related incidents, so you can enjoy the different beers Oktoberfest has to offer.

While the following list of celebrations is still on, be sure to check local regulations for the latest updates. 

La Crosse, Wisconsin - Das Beste 
September 30 to October 1 
Attend the longest-running Oktoberfest celebration in the Midwest with contests, tours, concerts, parades, and plenty of food. Other activities include a cornhole tournament, medallion hunt, and a Craft Beer Night. 

Denver, Colorado - Denver Oktoberfest
September 17-19 & 24-26
Spanning over two weekends, Denver's Oktoberfest is celebrating 51 years with happy hours, costume contests, brat eating contests, and so much more! Even better, you're allowed to bring your dog to this event!

Cincinnati, Ohio - Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 
September 16-19
Presented by Samuel Adams and with an extended day and extended hours, Oktoberfest Zinizinnati boasts an entire weekend of fun entertainment, food, and drinks. 

New York, New York - Watermark Presents Oktober Fest NYC 
September 10-October 24 
Oktober Fest NYC hosts a plethora of food and entertainment events, this year will be organzied as an extended event over one month long at the Watermark.

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Liden Oktoberfest Tulsa 
October 19-24 
Celebrate authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma with music, food, art, games, and much more! 
Posted: 9/17/2021 12:24:23 PM