Sauerkraut shots. Beer choir. Barking hot dog buns. Welcome to Oktoberfest country.
Lace up your dirndl, buckle your lederhosen and dig into our ultimate guide to Oktoberfest in the Midwest.
If any place knows how to pull off a good Oktoberfest (outside of Deutschland, that is), it’s the Midwest. A lot of us have German in our blood. Emigrants from Germany built many of our towns. They gave us brats, beer, cuckoo clocks and a fall party tradition dating back to an 1810 royal wedding in Munich. So lace up your dirndl, buckle your lederhosen and crack open our guide to all things oompah. First tip: Oktober thrills start in September.