The best cities to authentically celebrate Oktoberfest ... outside of Munich
Not only is fall known for its stunning foliage, great travel rates, and pumpkin-spiced treats— it's famous for festivals like Oktoberfest, the annual beer-drinking festival, which kicked-off this past Saturday.
Of course, the original Oktoberfest will be celebrated in Munich, Germany, where the weeks-long event attracts more than 6 million people from around the world and nearly 2 million gallons of beer are guzzled every year.
But for those that aren't planning on a trip abroad, there are plenty cities and towns from coast to coast where Americans can celebrate here at home in the United States. Here are some of the most authentic ongoing or upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in the US.