The 21 Best Oktoberfests Across the U.S.

Don your lederhosen and raise a glass: These traditional Bavarian celebrations (and some less traditional ones) are going on across the country.

Three men wearing lederhosen.Sharon Benton /

Choosing the best Oktoberfest is akin to choosing the best restaurant, food or dessert — individual tastes defy any definitive ranking. The traditional Bavarian event is celebrated around the world in many variations, catering to different crowds.

To help you choose the Oktoberfest that suits your tastes, we offer this rundown of 21 of the favorites around the U.S., each with its own claims to fame.

So take a trip through this selection of upcoming festivities and waltz on over to the one that’s right for you:

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