We had a crazy Friday at the OktoberfestHaus offices, getting ready for the official kickoff to the 2010 Oktoberfest Munchen, therefore I unfortunately didn’t get to the conclusion of our Best of the U.S. series. With my deepest apologies to anyone who felt slighted by the oversight, here are parts 9 and 10 of our series:
This Oktoberfest is held on the last two weekends of September; that means it took place this past weekend and will conclude this coming weekend. Did anyone go to the opening weekend. We hear that the main attraction is all the accordions that blast their unique style of music throughout the festival grounds. For a little taste of that music, check out the Denver Oktoberfest website, and if you don’t play the accordion but still want to fit in check out OktoberfestHaus.com‘s new Retro Accordion T-shirt.
About two hours north of Niagara Falls, NY is the largest North American Oktoberfest. Kitchener-Waterloo attracts over 700,000 participants each fall for their nine day festival starting 8 October. For the serious Oktoberfest reveler this Oktoberfest begins four days after the Oktoberfest Munchen concludes so it’s possible to go to both the original and largest Oktoberfest in the world, and then head to the largest in North America. And for the serious beer drinker, a serious beer drinking vessel is needed. Check out the massive 3 liter beer boot, or if you’re a US citizen try the 3 liter US Drinking Team beer boot.
This concludes our 10 part series on the best Oktoberfests in the the United States (with one in Canada). There are tons more Oktoberfest celebrations though, including one that’s likely close to home wherever home may be. If you’re heading to an Oktoberfest, an Oktoberfest-themed party, or just want to showcase a little German or Bavarian pride make sure to visit OktoberfestHaus.com for all your party needs.