Summer might be drawing to a close, but the partyâ€™s just getting started. Oktoberfest is everyoneâ€™s favorite excuse-to-get-drunk holiday in the fall, and itâ€™s right around the corner. Ideally, youâ€™d be able to make the trip out to Munich for a truly authentic Oktoberfest experience, but for many of you, thatâ€™s probably not in the cards. The good news is, you can still tap into your German side here at home, thanks to the many Oktoberfest celebrations happening all across the United States. From California to Oklahoma, these celebrations bring Munich to a city near you. Here are a few of our favorites.
1. San Francisco, California
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San Franciscoâ€™s version of the iconic German festival is Oktoberfest by the Bay. Youâ€™ll find authentic German music provided by polka bands playing the glockenspiel and accordion, activities for families, and, of course, beer. The festival lasts three days...