It’s that time of the year again! Oktoberfest in Munich kicks off ever so soon!
That means soon the beer tap will be broken and cries of “O’ Zapft is” will ring in the festival and celebration. Beers will be poured, songs will be sung, dances will be…danced.
Picture this: thousands of people, dozens of huge tents, a ferris wheel and some carousels – This world-renowned folk festival is held annually in Bavaria and attracts more than six million people from around the world in search of German beer, music, and food. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds.
But until Munich Oktoberfest arrives, we’re on the hunt for other Oktoberfests around the USA. And since we’ve spent our weekend at St. Paul Oktoberfest in Minnesota, we thought we’d track down every single Oktoberfest in Minnesota that we could find. Our source for the map is Funtober’s article: “OKTOBERFEST IN MINNESOTA”.
Here are the towns and cities with Oktoberfest. Some even more than one!
St. Paul, MN
East Grand Forks, MN
Grand Forks, MN
Grand Marais, MN
New Ulm, MN
Gull Lake, MN
Pelican Rapids, MN
What did we miss? What state should we do next?
By William Fox, German Embassy