If you can’t make it all the way to Germany for Oktoberfest check out the largest American Oktoberfest in Mount Angel, Oregon. Every year over 350,000 people flock to the tiny Oregon town for five days of beer-drinking, lederhosen-wearing, Bavaria-celebrating revelry.
From their website:
There is no more appropriate setting for an American version of the “Old World” Oktoberfest than in Mount Angel, Oregon. The small community was settled by German pioneers in the 1800s and readily reminds one of the rich Bavarian countryside. Oregon’s oldest and best-loved Oktoberfest began in 1966 as a traditional harvest festival to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of creation. It is Oregon’s largest folk festival.
September 16-19 is closer than you think so head to OktoberfestHaus.com now to make sure you’re prepared. Don’t forget your party hat!