I had been actually reading into the best places to go for Oktoberfest around the U.S. initially. Kim and I were hoping to visit an American Oktoberfest this year. However, between the festival dates and not finding decent pricing (with either miles or cash) to get us to one of the cities, it just wasn’t meant to be.
While we won’t be attending one of the big Oktoberfest’s around the world this year, I have quite a few ideas of places that I’d love to check out in the future.
I read a bunch of articles with lists of best Oktoberfests around the world. Many of them had similar locations listed. For the purpose of this post, I’ll be including USA Today’s Top 10.
Here is the list of USA Today’s 10Best: Oompah! Oktoberfest Parties Around the World:
- Munich, Germany
- Blumenau, Brazil
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Denver, Colorado
- Canberra, Australia
- Hong Kong
- Kitchener- Waterloo, Ontario
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- La Crosse, Wisconsin
- Big Bear Lake, California
This list surprised me a bit. It was interesting to see 5 cities from the U.S. in the top 10 and no other cities from Germany included besides Munich. I would’ve expected to see other events going on around Germany.
Have you experienced Oktoberfest around the world? If so, where did you go and what was it like?
Find out more about each of the Oktoberfests from USA Today’s 10Best here.