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Aug
18
Sat
2018
Augustoberfest 2018 MD @ Hagerstown City Center Central Lot
Aug 18 all-day
Augustoberfest 2018 MD @ Hagerstown City Center Central Lot | Hagerstown | Maryland | United States

In 1952, Hagerstown, Maryland and Wesel, Germany joined hands as sister cities to symbolize the ending of war and stand for world peace. Today, both cities promote public programs to show the importance of this reconcilitation, including the annual Augustoberfest. Festivalgoers can enjoy Bavarian food while getting a glimpse into German culture and folklore with authentic music, dance and other entertainment. The festival not only honors Hagerstown’s rich German heritage, but also provides scholarships for exchange students to Wesel.

Aug
19
Sun
2018
Augustoberfest 2018 MD @ Hagerstown City Center Central Lot
Aug 19 all-day
Augustoberfest 2018 MD @ Hagerstown City Center Central Lot | Hagerstown | Maryland | United States

In 1952, Hagerstown, Maryland and Wesel, Germany joined hands as sister cities to symbolize the ending of war and stand for world peace. Today, both cities promote public programs to show the importance of this reconcilitation, including the annual Augustoberfest. Festivalgoers can enjoy Bavarian food while getting a glimpse into German culture and folklore with authentic music, dance and other entertainment. The festival not only honors Hagerstown’s rich German heritage, but also provides scholarships for exchange students to Wesel.

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Germania Society Oktoberfest 2018 OH @ Germania Park
Aug 24 all-day
Germania Society Oktoberfest 2018 OH @ Germania Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Our Oktoberfest features traditional German food, including our famous sauerkraut balls, our legendary Oktoberfest chickenSchwenkbratenWurstsdelicious German pastries, and much more! We also have a variety of German BiersWein, and SchnappsGermania Oktoberfest is proudly sponsored by Warsteiner Bier.

There’s live German music all weekend, dancing, and fun for the whole family. We have all NEW carnival ridesgames for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids. And we offer a wide variety of Imported German merchandise and gifts, including Steins, Trachten, and more.

Being the first Oktoberfest in the Cincinnati area each year, we are the “Official Kickoff of the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati.” And on Sunday afternoon (Aug 27) we will mark this kickoff with a parade of dignitaries from dozens of Southwest Ohio’s German organizations and the Tug-of-War teams, plus a very special ceremony featuring our own Bürgermeister — just before our much-anticipated Tug-of-War competition.

Come share the Gemütlichkeit!

Toledo German-American Festival 2018 OH @ Oak Shade Grove
Aug 24 all-day
Toledo German-American Festival 2018 OH @ Oak Shade Grove
Join us for Toledo’s oldest, largest and greatest ethnic festival! Savor delicious German food and import beer. Experience authentic German music, folk dancing and entertainment. Participate in traditional German contests and feats. And enjoy lots of fun activities and rides for the kids.

For over half a century, the German-American Festival has been promoting the German and Swiss cultures, generating revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area…and providing a great time for visitors of all ages! Prost!

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Atlanta German Bierfest 2018 GA @ Woodruff Park
Aug 25 all-day
Atlanta German Bierfest 2018 GA @ Woodruff Park

Atlanta’s German Bierfest was born out of the simple idea: have a day dedicated to celebrating German Culture with authentic German beer, food, and music. With the simple idea to bring a taste of German culture to Atlanta, the German Bierfest gained popularity over the years and is on the ‘must do’ list for Atlanta festival fans and beer lovers in the Fall.

We’re excited to celebrate our 15th Anniversary with our loyal fans and friends. Save the date for August 25th and join us to experience Atlanta’s Favorite German Culture Celebration!

Germania Society Oktoberfest 2018 OH @ Germania Park
Aug 25 all-day
Germania Society Oktoberfest 2018 OH @ Germania Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Our Oktoberfest features traditional German food, including our famous sauerkraut balls, our legendary Oktoberfest chickenSchwenkbratenWurstsdelicious German pastries, and much more! We also have a variety of German BiersWein, and SchnappsGermania Oktoberfest is proudly sponsored by Warsteiner Bier.

There’s live German music all weekend, dancing, and fun for the whole family. We have all NEW carnival ridesgames for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids. And we offer a wide variety of Imported German merchandise and gifts, including Steins, Trachten, and more.

Being the first Oktoberfest in the Cincinnati area each year, we are the “Official Kickoff of the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati.” And on Sunday afternoon (Aug 27) we will mark this kickoff with a parade of dignitaries from dozens of Southwest Ohio’s German organizations and the Tug-of-War teams, plus a very special ceremony featuring our own Bürgermeister — just before our much-anticipated Tug-of-War competition.

Come share the Gemütlichkeit!

Toledo German-American Festival 2018 OH @ Oak Shade Grove
Aug 25 all-day
Toledo German-American Festival 2018 OH @ Oak Shade Grove
Join us for Toledo’s oldest, largest and greatest ethnic festival! Savor delicious German food and import beer. Experience authentic German music, folk dancing and entertainment. Participate in traditional German contests and feats. And enjoy lots of fun activities and rides for the kids.

For over half a century, the German-American Festival has been promoting the German and Swiss cultures, generating revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area…and providing a great time for visitors of all ages! Prost!

Aug
26
Sun
2018
Germania Society Oktoberfest 2018 OH @ Germania Park
Aug 26 all-day
Germania Society Oktoberfest 2018 OH @ Germania Park | Cincinnati | Ohio | United States

Our Oktoberfest features traditional German food, including our famous sauerkraut balls, our legendary Oktoberfest chickenSchwenkbratenWurstsdelicious German pastries, and much more! We also have a variety of German BiersWein, and SchnappsGermania Oktoberfest is proudly sponsored by Warsteiner Bier.

There’s live German music all weekend, dancing, and fun for the whole family. We have all NEW carnival ridesgames for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids. And we offer a wide variety of Imported German merchandise and gifts, including Steins, Trachten, and more.

Being the first Oktoberfest in the Cincinnati area each year, we are the “Official Kickoff of the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati.” And on Sunday afternoon (Aug 27) we will mark this kickoff with a parade of dignitaries from dozens of Southwest Ohio’s German organizations and the Tug-of-War teams, plus a very special ceremony featuring our own Bürgermeister — just before our much-anticipated Tug-of-War competition.

Come share the Gemütlichkeit!

Toledo German-American Festival 2018 OH @ Oak Shade Grove
Aug 26 all-day
Toledo German-American Festival 2018 OH @ Oak Shade Grove
Join us for Toledo’s oldest, largest and greatest ethnic festival! Savor delicious German food and import beer. Experience authentic German music, folk dancing and entertainment. Participate in traditional German contests and feats. And enjoy lots of fun activities and rides for the kids.

For over half a century, the German-American Festival has been promoting the German and Swiss cultures, generating revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area…and providing a great time for visitors of all ages! Prost!

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Erie German Heritage Festival 2018 PA @ St. Nick's Grove
Sep 1 all-day
Erie German Heritage Festival 2018 PA @ St. Nick's Grove

Come join us at this year’s German Heritage Fest! There’s food, music, dancing, merchandise, and of course, beer, all in honor of celebrating German culture. The festival is organized by DANK Chapter 71 of Erie and Lake Erie Fanfare.

German Heritage Fest goes on rain or shine and parking is free! Our festival grounds are handicap accessible and designated parking is available with proper tags.

Sep
2
Sun
2018
Erie German Heritage Festival 2018 PA @ St. Nick's Grove
Sep 2 all-day
Erie German Heritage Festival 2018 PA @ St. Nick's Grove

Come join us at this year’s German Heritage Fest! There’s food, music, dancing, merchandise, and of course, beer, all in honor of celebrating German culture. The festival is organized by DANK Chapter 71 of Erie and Lake Erie Fanfare.

German Heritage Fest goes on rain or shine and parking is free! Our festival grounds are handicap accessible and designated parking is available with proper tags.

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 6 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Sep
7
Fri
2018
German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade 2018 Chicago @ Lincoln Ave between Irving Park and Lawrence
Sep 7 all-day
German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade 2018 Chicago @ Lincoln Ave between Irving Park and Lawrence | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Spend a weekend at the German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade in Chicago, Illinois. The German-American community of Chicago are the geniuses behind these fun, colossal events. Check out the festival for delicious traditional cuisine, dancing, music and family attractions. And watch the parade take over the streets of Chicago with hundreds of people marching, dancing and playing music.

Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 7 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Sep
8
Sat
2018
Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest 2018 MA @ German BSV Club
Sep 8 all-day

Boylston Schul-Verein is New England’s oldest German-American club, meaning their traditions are undoubtedly faithful to the Munich experience. Authenticity rules over American knockoffs with fresh, golden brews, traditional Oktoberfest music and German cuisine to test an adventurous palate. Your beer-drinking arm can also muscle through a stein holding competition as long as you don’t waste any beer.

German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade 2018 Chicago @ Lincoln Ave between Irving Park and Lawrence
Sep 8 all-day
German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade 2018 Chicago @ Lincoln Ave between Irving Park and Lawrence | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Spend a weekend at the German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade in Chicago, Illinois. The German-American community of Chicago are the geniuses behind these fun, colossal events. Check out the festival for delicious traditional cuisine, dancing, music and family attractions. And watch the parade take over the streets of Chicago with hundreds of people marching, dancing and playing music.

Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 8 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Sep
9
Sun
2018
Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest 2018 MA @ German BSV Club
Sep 9 all-day

Boylston Schul-Verein is New England’s oldest German-American club, meaning their traditions are undoubtedly faithful to the Munich experience. Authenticity rules over American knockoffs with fresh, golden brews, traditional Oktoberfest music and German cuisine to test an adventurous palate. Your beer-drinking arm can also muscle through a stein holding competition as long as you don’t waste any beer.

German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade 2018 Chicago @ Lincoln Ave between Irving Park and Lawrence
Sep 9 all-day
German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade 2018 Chicago @ Lincoln Ave between Irving Park and Lawrence | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Spend a weekend at the German Day Festival and Von Steuben Parade in Chicago, Illinois. The German-American community of Chicago are the geniuses behind these fun, colossal events. Check out the festival for delicious traditional cuisine, dancing, music and family attractions. And watch the parade take over the streets of Chicago with hundreds of people marching, dancing and playing music.

Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 9 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 9 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sep
10
Mon
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 10 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 10 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 11 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 11 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 12 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 12 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sioux Falls Germanfest 2018 SD @ Falls Park
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sioux Falls Germanfest 2018 SD @ Falls Park | Sioux Falls | South Dakota | United States

Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs to this FREE event and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Annual Germanfest! This event draws an estimated 15,000 people every year.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 13 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Odessa Deutschesfest 2018 @ Multiple Locations in Downtown Odessa
Sep 13 all-day
Odessa Deutschesfest 2018 @ Multiple Locations in Downtown Odessa

German music in your ears, sausage and strudel in your stomach and excitement and enjoyment in your heart. Odessa Deutschesfest is more than just a 4-day function, it’s a full German experience. Every September, the small town of Odessa, Washington, transforms into a mini Germany. There’s more than just authentic German music and food, there’s also a parade, arts & crafts exhibits, a carnival, sports events, a major 5k and 10k fun run, plus the crowd favorite Biergarten.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 13 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sep
14
Fri
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 14 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Odessa Deutschesfest 2018 @ Multiple Locations in Downtown Odessa
Sep 14 all-day
Odessa Deutschesfest 2018 @ Multiple Locations in Downtown Odessa

German music in your ears, sausage and strudel in your stomach and excitement and enjoyment in your heart. Odessa Deutschesfest is more than just a 4-day function, it’s a full German experience. Every September, the small town of Odessa, Washington, transforms into a mini Germany. There’s more than just authentic German music and food, there’s also a parade, arts & crafts exhibits, a carnival, sports events, a major 5k and 10k fun run, plus the crowd favorite Biergarten.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 14 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest 2018 @ Pike Street between Jefferson and Greenside Avenues in Downtown Canonsburg
Sep 14 all-day

German and Canonsburg culture intertwine at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest to create a classic, yet unique experience. Ranked as one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States, you’ll get a taste of German food, beer and music. At the same time, you’ll have access carnival rides, games and local music talent busting out rock and country.

Schatzi’s Oktoberfest – Parker Colorado
Sep 14 all-day
Schatzi's Oktoberfest

WELCOME TO SCHATZI’S OKTOBERFEST
SEPTEMBER 2018
SOUTH DENVER CO METRO AREA

Sep
15
Sat
2018
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 15 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest 2018 GA @ Helen Festhalle

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Lake Arrowhead Village
Sep 15 all-day

As the glasses fill with fermented wheat and laughter fills the crowd, music will be played and dances will ensue at Lake Arrowhead’s Oktoberfest. Celebrate the wild German culture and get drunk with your lederhosen on. Leave with great memories and big beer bellies.

Odessa Deutschesfest 2018 @ Multiple Locations in Downtown Odessa
Sep 15 all-day
Odessa Deutschesfest 2018 @ Multiple Locations in Downtown Odessa

German music in your ears, sausage and strudel in your stomach and excitement and enjoyment in your heart. Odessa Deutschesfest is more than just a 4-day function, it’s a full German experience. Every September, the small town of Odessa, Washington, transforms into a mini Germany. There’s more than just authentic German music and food, there’s also a parade, arts & crafts exhibits, a carnival, sports events, a major 5k and 10k fun run, plus the crowd favorite Biergarten.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 15 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.