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Top 3 U.S. Oktoberfest Destinations

September 17, 2014 by

New Braunfels Wurstfest

New Braunfels Wurstfest

Oktoberfest is a traditional autumn festival which originated in Munich, Germany. It’s a festival held each October and features beer-drinking and much merrymaking, but it is no longer just a Munich celebration.

It’s a favorite festival around the world, and for those who want to join the celebration, Kayak has just released their list of top Oktoberfest destination here in the U.S. Here are the top three:

New Braunfels Wurstfest

Join the Oktoberfest festivities in New Braunfels, Texas, the number one U.S. Oktoberfest destination.

The New Braunfels’ Wurstfest annual celebration is rich in German culture and this year will be held November 7-16. This festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy good food, music, dancing and more including German, Texan, and domestic beers.

Events include some of the finest Alpine and Bavarian-style entertainment.

Tulsa Oktoberfest Beer

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma, is home to the second most popular Oktoberfest gathering here in the U.S. with the Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa.

This celebration serves up all the German food along with 60 beers from around the world, Bavarian cheesecake, music and events including Wiener Dog races.

Join in the fun from October 16 – 19 in 2014. A free Oktoberfest shuttle is available from five locations including the main depot at Fassler Hall, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Holiday Inn City Central, Trade Winds Inn, and Crowne Plaza.

Dancing - Oktoberfest Helen GA

Dancing – Oktoberfest Helen GA

Helen, GA, Celebrates 44th Oktoberfest

Helen, Georgia celebrates its 44th Oktoberfest this year. It runs from mid-September through November 2 in Helen’s Festhalle.

Enjoy German-style live music brought in from around the country. Witness the blowing of the Alphorns, ringing of cowbells, and watch fingers fly across accordions. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a spin around the dance floor to a timeless Polka.

Admission is $8.00 Monday through Friday, $10.00 on Saturday, and free on Sundays. More information is available at the Helen Chamber of Commerce.

Oktoberfest is a celebration with something for everyone. You can plan to bring the whole family, or come on your own and experience the feeling of community. It’s a celebration of culture, culinary delight, and comradery.

Photo credits: Moresheth, riverparksauthority, Christine Neder

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