Though Oktoberfest has its roots in Munich, you need not go all the way to Germany to enjoy the annual celebration. The USA Today has conducted ten best readers vote for their favorite U.S. Oktoberfest and the list follows:Alpine Village Oktoberfest at Torrance in California is in the tenth place. Both in September and October, Alpine Village Oktoberfest celebrates the oldest event of its kind in Southern California. This L.A. area event features more than 100 craft beers from over 40 breweries on tap, as will German staples such as Bratwurst, schnitzels, and sauerkraut. Popular activities such as the Chicken Dance, Das Boot, a Stein holding contest and Shunklen will be staged throughout the celebration.Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa is in ninth spot. In October, Tulsa is hosting an authentic Bavarian festival, closely aligned with the famous Munich event. Since 1978, Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa has featured signature German bands, arts, crafts, European cuisine and fun for the whole family. Bratwurst, German beers, Bavarian cheesecake and arts and crafts are included in the line-up. Midway rides, Chicken dances, face painting and the highly anticipated Dachshund Dash promise family fun.Frankenmuth Oktoberfest at Frankenmuth in Michigan is in the eighth position. Frankenmuth Oktoberfest takes the stage in September with its 26th annual installment. The area’s unique German heritage and culture will be highlighted with a host traditional event, including live music, entertainment, souvenirs, specialty food selections and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer. The festival – expected to draw some 10,000 visitors – will also feature the always popular Wiener dog race.
Octoberfest Fredericksburg in Texas is in seventh place. Since 1981 Oktoberfest Fredericksburg has been drawing visitors to its downtown Marktplatz for an authentic taste of Germany in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. This October, Oompah will be at its best with food, craft beer, music, arts, crafts and plenty of family activities. Visitors can participate in the chicken dance, as well as traditional polkas, waltzes, and domino tournaments.Mount Angel Oktoberfest in Oregon is in the sixth spot. Mount Angel, Oregon began its Oktoberfest tradition in 1965, honoring all things German. More than 125 vendors will be showcasing Bavarian-themed arts and crafts, while foodies will enjoy sausage, brats, sauerkraut and other favorites. Highlights will also include a performance by the great grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp, as well as dancing, Wiener-dog races, car shows and marathons.New Ulm Oktoberfest in Minnesota is in the fifth position. Modeled after Munich’s renowned celebration, New Ulm Oktoberfest takes place during the first two weekends in October. Now in its 34th year, festivities include hometown bands, horse-drawn trolley rides, specialty shops, food vendors and the popular Schell’s Beer Wagon. Public tours will be offered of the John Lind House, Wanda Gag House, Hermann Monument, and the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. The 45-foot Musical Glockenspiel will be heard chiming throughout, while 12 figurines depicting characters from the city’s history rotate on a circulating stage during performances.Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati is in the fourth spot. Each September Downtown Cincinnati comes alive during Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Said to be the largest such celebration in the U.S., it draws some 500,000 revelers with live music, dancing and the running of the Wiener dogs — each of them sporting an adorable hot dog and bun outfit. In 1994 the Crown Prince of Bavaria attended the event, helping them set a world record for the “World’s Largest Chicken Dance” with 48,000 participants.Oktoberfest USA at La Crosse in Wisconsin is in the third position. German heritage is celebrated in style each October at the annual Oktoberfest U.S.A. in La Crosse (celebrating its 55th installment in 2015). Craft beer, German food, parades, live entertainment, pictures, and memorabilia will provide lots to do. A well attended Craft Beer Night kicks off the popular festival, which draws people from around the country.Wurstfest at New Braunfels in Texas is in the second spot. Wurstfest’s 10-day salute to all things German takes place each November in the town of New Braunfels, Texas, following a tradition started in 1961 with what was then known as “Sausage Festival.” Today’s visitors can partake in a host of fun, which this year includes some 20 vendors offering Bavarian merchandise and foods. A craft beer garden, live music, food trucks and carnival rides add to the party. The Bavarian Masskrustemmen (meaning beer-stein holding) contest challenges participants to hold a liter of beer in one out-stretched hand for as long as possible.Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest at Reading in Pennsylvania is in the first position. Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest in Reading, Penn. celebrates all things Germany with the traditional food and fanfare you’d expect from this time-honored festival. A Biergarten and food vendor booths cook up a typical fare, while live music, a roving ventriloquist, and magic shows provide more family-friendly entertainment.Here are few excellent discount offers to celebrate Labor Day and Oktoberfest and ending the summer party.Buypower is offering 5% off if you order $999 worth items or more with code iBuyPower. The Famous Smoke Shop is offering free Quesada Oktoberfest Krone 5 Pk with your purchase of $100 and more with code Famous Smoke Shop.Windy City Novelties offers free shipping on party supplies and decorations for orders of $69. Lookupfare gives $20 off for your bookings with code Lookupfare.