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Oktoberfesting Across America

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Be very still. Listen. Do you hear it? It’s a sure sign of autumn.

No, not the falling leaves. Not the crunch of football helmets either. Listen. There, there it is. An accordion. A tuba. A shout of O’zapft is!, followed by the clinking of glasses. It’s time for Oktoberfest!

In the Sept/Oct issue of Zymurgy, we highlight a few Oktoberfest celebrations in Beeroscope, including the big one in Munich. But we obviously couldn’t include them all—there’s only so much space in the magazine. Here, then, is a festive assortment of October festivals to represent every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

Some are huge Bavarian-style blowouts. Others are small afternoon gatherings. Still others are bona fide craft beer festivals in their own right. No matter where you live, there’s a festival nearby guaranteed to get you in the mood for fall. So get out there and enjoy.

Prost!

Alabama

Cullman Oktoberfest

Oct. 5–9

Louisiana

Roberts Cove Oktoberfest

Oct. 1–2

Ohio

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Sept. 16–18

Alaska

Anchorage Oktoberfest

Oct. 7–8

Maine

Acadia Oktoberfest

Oct. 7–8

Oklahoma

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa

Oct. 20–23

Arizona

Tempe Oktoberfest

Oct. 7–9

Maryland

Crabtoberfest

Sept. 24

Oregon

Mount Angel Oktoberfest

Sept. 15–18

Arkansas

Little Rocktoberfest

Sept. 24

Massachusetts

Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest

Sept. 10–11

Pennsylvania

Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest

Sept. 28 to Oct. 2

California

Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Sept. 9–Oct. 29

Michigan

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

Sept. 15–18

Rhode Island

Newport International Oktoberfest

Sept. 24–25

Colorado

Denver Oktoberfest

Fri/Sat/Sun, Sept. 23 to Oct. 2

Minnesota

New Ulm Oktoberfest

Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15

South Carolina

Walhalla Oktoberfest

Oct. 21–23

Connecticut

Old Heidelberg Oktoberfest

Sept. 9–25

Mississippi

Cleveland Octoberfest

Oct. 7–8

South Dakota

Deadwood Oktoberfest

Sept. 30 to Oct. 1

Delaware

Lewes Oktoberfest

Sept. 16

Missouri

Hermann Oktoberfest

Sept. 30 to Oct. 30

Tennessee

Nashville Oktoberfest

Oct. 7–9

Florida

German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest

Oct. 1 & 22

Montana

Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Oct. 6–8

Texas

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

Georgia

Helen Oktoberfest

Sept. 10 to Oct. 29

Nebraska

Crescent Moon/Huber Haus Oktoberfest

Sept. 23–24

Utah

Snowbird Oktoberfest

Aug. 13 to Oct. 9 (weekends)

Hawaii

Kauai Beer Company Oktoberfest

Oct. 5–10

Nevada

Las Vegas Hofbräu Oktoberfest

Sept. 16 to Oct. 31

Vermont

Stowe Oktoberfest

Oct. 1–2

Idaho

Old Boise Oktoberfest

Sept. 17

New Hampshire

Dover Oktoberfest

Sept. 17

Virginia

Vienna Oktoberfest

Oct. 1

Illinois

Chicago German-American Fesst

Sept. 9–11

New Jersey

Mountain Creek Oktoberfest

Sept. 24–25

Washington (state)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Sept. 30; Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

Indiana

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest

Sept. 10

New Mexico

Red River Oktoberfest

Oct. 7–9

Washington (D.C.)

District Oktoberfest

Sept. 17–18

Iowa

Des Moines Oktoberfest

Sept. 23–24

New York

Oktoberfest NYC

Sept. 17, 18, 24, 24 and Oct. 1 & 2

West Virginia

Morgantown Brewing Company Oktoberfest

Oct. 8–9

Kansas

Grünauer Oktoberfest

Sept. 30 to Oct. 1

North Carolina

Hickory Oktoberfest

Oct. 7–9

Wisconsin

La Crosse Oktoberfest USA

Sept. 29 to Oct. 2

Kentucky

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest

Sept. 9–11

North Dakota

Oktoberfest Fargo

Oct. 7–8

Wyoming

Buffalo Oktoberfest

Sept. 17


Dave Carpenter is Editor-in-Chief of Zymurgy Magazine at the American Homebrewers Association.