Oktoberfest Around the World

Germany is the forefather of the popular celebration but countries around the world have decided to join the fun.  Some of the listed events have come and gone but knowing they say is half the battle so put it on the calendar for next year.  Check out how the world celebrates Oktoberfest:


Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Washington, USA

September 18-20, 2009

Oktoberfest re-creations are the most common in the US, so for the tenth recommendation we head back to American soil, but this time we’re going to the west coast. Fremont’s festival has some very unique aspects that go way beyond your average Oktoberfest offerings; the Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest, a comedy show and Dog Day Afternoon give this Oktoberfest its own special flavor

Shanghai Oktoberfest, Shanghai, China

September 16-26, 2009

The biggest of the Chinese Oktoberfest events, it has an elaborate menu that is an infusion of Asian and German dishes, with a little Hungarian goulash thrown in for extra excitement. And the beer selection is just as wide. In addition, there is even a ladies night, so take advantage of this eastern beer extravaganza girls! Find cheap flights to Shanghai


Oktoberfest, Canberra, Australia

October 30-November 1, 2009

Ladies and gents will need their best Bavarian outfits for this particular German-styled fair, because there are dirndl and lederhosen competitions to be won. A stellar beer stein will also come in handy, with beer stein challenges to test your mettle. And don’t miss out on the chance to try out your folk dance skills, or at least watch the pros perform instead. Find cheap flights to Canberra


Bierfest, throughout the British Isles

Aberdeen – October 1-2, 2009, London, Oct. 21-23, Glasgow – Oct. 22, Edinburgh – Oct. 23, Dublin – Oct. 30-31, Manchester – Nov. 19-20

A series of Oktoberfest-inspired Bierfests are held across the UK & Ireland, from Dublin to London. These 1-3 day events include typical Bavarian meals, music and entertainment with wenches dressed in dirndl serving out as much beer as you can drink! Reserve your table online Find cheap flights to destinations throughout the British Isles


Oktoberfest Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil

October 1-18, 2009

One of the largest Oktoberfests outside of Germany happens in the unlikely location of Blumenau, a Brazilian city established by Germans in the mid 1800s. This year will see introduction of new beers to sample, as well as a bigger and better beer zone.  And they’ll need it too; around one million beer guzzlers are expected this year.

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